As we go exploring the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything our daily interactions become a really interesting thing. Each step of the way we are changing, our life experiences increase and diversify, constantly setting us up in a new pool of people who are all connected by experience. The grounding thing about this concept, or at least as far as long-term friends (and, honestly, our customers) are concerned, is that this isn’t a singular notion. We are all going through these shifts. Whether they be work-, family-, lifestyle- or ability-to-do-yoga-related they are all the same shifts. Or at least the shifts are consistent, it’s just what causes these shifts that differ. But that makes sense, right? We can’t all live the same experiences, talk to the same people about the same things. Otherwise we would be stagnant and leading unfulfilled lives (see Gary King from The World’s End for reference, though he makes it all work in the end). So really what this post boils down to is that, even though we seem to be travelling in opposite directions, we are likely on the same path. The same is true for our friendships. That’s why when you see an old friend for the first time in years you pick up right where you left off without skipping a beat… About as simply as I think I can put it is… the goal is to progress together and to keep communicating to help each other do so.
Anyway, I hope that this makes sense.
I am grateful for each of you who reads this and who I can call a friend.
Watching @SierraNevada Pale Ale being packaged at the new facility in Mills River :) (at Sierra Nevada)