Chasing the Sun
The flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo took over 15 hours. From the time we left until
the time we arrived, the sun never went down. We were literally chasing the sun. As we
watched the sunset through the huge floor to ceiling windows in the Tokyo airport, we
thought we had finally caught the sun but we realized that it had really just eluded us
once again. The sunset, however, was very beautiful and it reminded us that like our trip
it is the seeking not the finding that is the reward.
This trip has many purposes, it is a spiritual cleanser, a vision quest (not the movie
with Mathew Modine), a chance to gain a new perspective on life, a break from the daily
grind, and the freedom to live in the moment. A chance to go from place to place when and
why we choose. Our friends and family have all asked the countless
Why do anything other than do it?
Our goals might never be fully within our grasp. We might search the planet only to
find the treasure was not the Grail we seek...but rather the Quest that has lead us down
For now, we will continue to chase the sun........