Monday, March 23, 2009

The Pied Piper

I always loved this song. So, who is your "Pied Piper"? Whom do you trust enough to 'follow'. - To tell you "you are out of line and to get back in line?". There have been some constants for me and I am forever grateful. Some have come and gone - I learned what I needed, and then it was over. Some died, some just left. Each has a 'square' in the tapestry of my design. There are few these days that I would actually follow, allow them to lead me. In most ways, I am my own 'Pied Piper' and I have followers, people that trust me to lead. I take that position quite seriously as it comes with much responsibility. And at the same time, I don't really "do" anything other than just be me. If people like what they experience they are naturally drawn, if not, so be it. And the same is true for me towards others - if it feels right even n the challenges and/or differences I am naturally drawn. Being led is not really what happens as was the case many times in days gone by. Rather, we get in stride and learn from each other, compliment if you will in a respectful way that makes it safe for each of us to be who we are. I think teachers/leaders come along when we need them. That's not to say I no longer need to be taught, or to keep learning or to surrender to a point of vulnerability and simply follow. - I do. I am open every day to endless possibilities of views, vantage points, lessons and opportunities. And I hope that when I do need a 'Pied Piper' again that one will be available, one I can trust and follow when I am lost. Life ebbs and flows - I know this. For today I am not lost - I am my own 'Pied Piper', just for today.
What about you?

Love Gail


Comrade Kevin said...

I do step to the beat of my own drummer in some respects. In other ways, I'm pretty conventional.

Val said...

I have to say that I'm pretty much right here with you on most everything you say.

You really have a way with words, you know that? Your ability to describe the ins and outs of life is a truly great one. So don't stop!

Gail said...

Hi Kevin -

I love the beat-rhythm of your drum. I do indeed.

Love Gail

Gail said...

Hi Val -

thanks SO much for your kind and complimentary words. It means a lot coming from you - someone I have have fast become allied with in life's promises.

Love Gail