Are We There Yet?
By Jim Maguire
As I sit to write this story I am reminded of journeys taken as a child and whether “we are there yet?” I recall it clearly as we travelled away, “are we there yet”. It never seemed to matter where “there” was or what “there” felt and looked like we just needed to be “there”.
And this got me thinking about our journey and why we are all here today. I pictured us all on a bus with Florence driving; I quickly changed my mind and put her down as the “tour guide”; expertly taking us past all of the best sites and must see venues spending time at each. The time spent was agreed by us all before we jumped back on the bus and let each other have a go at driving. At first we all were reluctant passengers but soon got the hang of just letting others drive. At times we will all see or hear something that we want to stop and look at in great detail; a view or a sound. And that may mean that we all need to sit and look at the view and that is ok. That thought brought me back to “there” and how will we know when we reach “there”.
This made me consider my journey as a child again and journeys I have taken many times since. And despite taking the same road many times each one has led me to different sites, sounds and experiences. Those journeys continue and actually that is ok. We just need to be patient we soon will be “there”.