What now?

It seems silly to attempt to write after the presentation Adam, Jacy, Jake, and I made yesterday, especially because I was the one to use music as my mode of expression, but here I go.

Religious experience, or meaningful experience, is an incredibly difficult thing to explain and to define and this is why I am so confused. Coming in to this class, I was a very unreligious person, and I still am, but something is different. I lost something during this class. It might have been something that needed to go, or it might have been something that I loved that was taken from me. I don’t know.

I’ll tell you what I do know at this point in time. I know that this is not the end. I know that I need to find something to replace what I’ve lost. I know that I will never directly be able to search out this “something” but that I still need to search. I know that in five years I will probably look back on myself in this class and give a quick chuckle at how lost I was, but at the same time understand how important this experience has been. And finally, I know that as soon as I publish this post, I’m going to go to Rastall, consume a sizable serving of food, drive to Silverton, and go skiing with four of my closest friends. And I’m going to love every minute of it. I know these things because I just said that I know them, and that is that.

-Max

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2 Responses to What now?

  1. bcoriell says:

    Max – I hope we can keep this conversation going – Blessings, Bruce

  2. a_tutrone says:

    I think that like you, most of us realize that things about ourselves have changed, even if we can’t pinpoint exactly what that thing is. I personally have been able to reflect back on Pine Ridge little by little and realize or understand something new each time. I think that years from now we will all still be looking back on our trip to pine ridge with this class and look at the occurrences with different perspectives each time.
    - Annie

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