Building the Dam Story

At the end, if there is success, one wonders how. Through this wonder one discovers the story. This blog is dedicated to that discovery.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Staying cool in a world gone hot

Taking the heat, taking it and bearing down to it. It is beyond discomfort, it is a kind of disfiguration. Staying cool in a world gone hot requires change.

In all this, which is really not much at all, we forget we can be cool, we forget we do have choices, and what that takes is exploration.

Not necessarily exploring space, although space is a good representation of why we need to pay attention to the way things change, since by stars we can navigate. The real exploration is inside ourselves.

What we find as truth in this exploration, is seeing how things really do change. However it also applies to the external world gone hot. It is the magic that brings men together to do jobs like build a dam in the middle of a steep canyon, challenged by seeing the change they themselves can produce.

The limits to any exploration is that the deeper you go, the less you might possibly be seeing. The men that tunneled for the Colorado to be diverted were nearly a mile in the tunnel when they came to the end of it, when they saw that first flash of daylight. Or if it was night, they could smell that first breath of fresh air. It was here that no one could, absolutely no one was thinking, Oh, wow, look what we are the river, to the land, to our future...but rather oh yes, oh yes, look what we've done.