I wanted to write something that would take everyone on a journey.....yet we are all sharing in one right now,a path that began uncertain, but from where it had just come,the way ahead couldn't be any worse. The choice was made for us and a new guide was appointed to our hopes and the carriers of a global family's hearts readied themselves for the beckoning gesture.....
I remember though, a few years back, I set off to walk up a butte that, to many people and cultures,is acknowledged as sacred...people take Prayer offerings to leave at a tree,rock or the place that feels right to them, or simply just make the trek to the summit for themselves and the beautiful view but I know everyone begins the journey feeling one way and return feeling another.
I made my ascent barefooted as an act of respect for the sacredness and the many, many generations who have made the journey before and will make it after my Life. My feet were not hidden from every sharp rock or soft earth and my steps could not be arrogantly nor ignorantly made due to being housed in a barrier between myself and the environment.... every step mattered and it's implications offered immediate reflection, like the approach of rocks which covered the path and caused cuts and discomfort,or the thoughts to take a short cut and scramble up a steep incline where anything could lay hidden....but then,the pleasure of sun warmed earth,soft as silken sand and soothing to my unprotected feet.
The journey caused me many reasons to reflect upon Life stuff yet the most obvious one that I'll share was that when I came upon an easy moment where the path was of that warm,soft earth I took it for granted and briskly walked upon it,only to almost come to a halt when a moment of sharp rocks bullied their way into my journey. So I learned to appreciate when things are good,savor it no matter how brief or small in the scale of things because there is always plenty that will slow us down and frustrate us along the way.
So here we are..... having just experienced what appeared to be a challenge and turned out to actually be one of those easy,smooth moments (Spurs offered no rocky road (insert ice cream joke)) 6 games to go,top of the EPL and it all seems an impossible dream.... that path we share is rich in the generations before and for the many to come. Brendan Rodgers is our guide and the carriers of our hearts, emotions, dreams and anxieties are those who have earned the Red jersey...savor these wins and the wonder that is in the passionate majesty of Luis Suarez,, the veteran guile and heroics of Steven Gerrard, the youthful dedication to the cause in Flanno, Hendo, Sterling and our pass master Coutinho.... Daniel Sturridge, the young man who Brendan bought in from the cold and gave a team to express himself within.... Mignolet, Skrtel, Agger, Allen, Johnson, Sakho, Lucas, Enrique, Cissohko, Moses, Aspas and Alberto....all of Liverpool FC.
Dare to Dream.... dare to open yourself up to the greatest that is so close to being achieved because anything else is to stop yourself from experiencing this Liverpool journey.