PLATEAU - a positive perspective
Last week I met with two friends - one old and one new. The old friend was focused on standing his ground; pushing down roots to create a prosperous future for his family in this special place.
As for me, I am like the water moving to where it needs to go. That is, I have travelled far and wide, but keep coming back to this place, seeking reasons to stay. Perhaps I am more like those migratory birds, going far, but always returning home. It is a seasonal thing.
Coming home by road, I always know home is close when I see the welcoming silhouette of Table Cape, with its protective arm sheltering my hometown. I love the changing patterns of light reflecting on water.
Coming home by a Rex flight to the airport based in my hometown, I fly over the Cape. I think the pilot deliberately swoops us over this scenic path then circles to gently glide to land on our tiny airstrip. The rich chocolate soil is home for opium poppies, pyrethrum daisies and tulips. Even on a cloudy day, it expresses Joy. Prosperity. Tranquillity. Home. The place where I want to be.
My new friend talked about being on a plateau. We tend to think of this as a 'levelling off', 'a stalling'. Perhaps we think the upward rise has ended...now it is a rollercoaster ride or a steep decline.
What if we think of it as a time to reflect, to dream, to expand our horizons?
From a plateau, like Table Cape, we can see sky and water, and plains and mountains. It is a place to rest, to renew, to re-energise.
When we choose to get off a 'fast' track, to explore a different set of opportunities, to develop a new map of possibilities, the plateau...the middle ground...is a great place to be.
IMAGES - my pix of Table Cape, Wynyard, northwest Tasmania, Looking up, from Fossil Bluff Beach(above), and looking across the tulip farm to the Cape lighthouse (below).
As a gentle provocateur of positive change,