Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Immersed in a New Life

I walked out onto the St. Croix River near Hudson, Wisconsin under a frigid full moon in February earlier this year. The water had a skin of ice on top that looked far more sturdy than it was. I heard the crack too late and the next you know, I was falling. The water was only waste deep, but also only about 40 degrees F. I climbed out onto the ice and sloshed my way back to the van. Two days later, I found out Jin-Sang was married. Four days later, I set my determination to go to Japan.

Out on the frozen waters of the St. Croix, looking up at the full moon, before my immersion, I'd been wondering about my life and where it was going. I was wondering what I was looking for. Little did I know, the Universe would baptize me that night. It was the tangible beginning of my new life.