A Treehouse Moment
You know, I had a moment today. Yeah, one of those moments. It came at the end of what I’ll call a long day. Not necessarily an arduous, difficult one, but a mentally provocative and trying day. I’d arrived back to the Treehouse after attending a lecture that had poked and prodded my thoughts and provoked many questions inside my head. The walk back home left me alone, confronting some thoughts that have pervaded my thinking for a while now: I know very little for certain; Is it not more wise to admit not knowing rather than to insist upon having knowledge?; Can happiness be possible without a firm foundation of things we “know”? These are some of many similar thoughts that have rattled in my conscious and unconscious for some time. They are questions that at this point in my life feel like they need to be answered in order to confront other issues like: what am I going to do with my life? I arrived back at the house and eventually meandered up the stairs and, partially closing the door behind me, into my room. It was there that it, the moment happened. As I weeded even more through my thoughts the notes of someone’s guitar found their way into my ear from down the stairs and everything stopped. I forgot about my concerns, my schedule, time itself seemed to stopped, or more accurately, ceased to exist altogether, and I became acutely aware of my immediate surroundings. If you’ve experienced this, you understand what I mean; it’s hard to explain otherwise. It was a moment, not really of happiness, but of true satisfaction. It’s certainly not often that these moments occur, but I believe I’ve had my fair share in the Treehouse, surrounded by truly great and exciting persons. The community they shape here, even inadvertently through just being near and being themselves is one I’ve never felt anywhere else. I’m lucky to be here, and to grow here. Thank you, Treekids past, present, and future.