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Monday, May 9, 2011

Finding my way back...

It is frustrating and unfortunate that it can take losing someone (not just anyone) to make you realize that life is too short to waste.  I lost a friend a week ago today, and when I say friend, what I really mean is brother.  Brent Young was truly the essence of light, love and 'takin' it easy' and having him in my life is and has been a true honor. 

This devastating occurrence has caused me to re-evaluate a whole lot of things, but it has also had the benefit of re-connecting me with my other 'family'.  When Trent and I lived at COE for 2004-2005, we had the extreme privilege to have the opportunity to join the Nordegg family and despite having lived away from this family for the past 5 years, I still feel very much a part of this amazing group of people.  This is a group of people who are all living, as Brent did, 'all-in'.  I mean really, is there any other way worth living?  Brent would tell you that the answer to this is no way (so much so in fact, that he would probably be confused by the question!) 

The point that I am making here is that it is time for me to start my journey back to living authentically.  My five years out on the farm have served the purpose that they needed to serve, but it will soon be time to 'make a move', and return to a time where things were a lot more REAL.  Thank you Brent for lighting the way back to my true path... I will be forever indebted to you.  I miss you and love you, Shakakan Brother!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post, Marebear!

    Brent was truly one of a kind... His attitude and outlook on life was so refreshing and real. He has to be the least pretentious person I've ever known. The world would be such a better place if everyone were to live their lives as he did.

    RIP Brent - you will live on in our hearts forever!!!