It is my hope that putting this voice out into our world has value, not only for me, but for others, as well. I admit to sometimes entertaining dreams of it going viral, of infecting the world with my vision. But most of the time I am content to be motivated by Gandhi's assertion: whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter is a time when life and death are in close proximity, where Good Friday and Easter Sunday are separated by only a single day. Phoebe asked us why Good Friday is called good. “Surely”, she said, “the day that Jesus died was a bad one”.

I had heard of Bobby Woods’s death on Table Mountain, but it wasn’t close to me, just a newspaper article about a climber I had met once, long ago. Until I spoke to Adam.