World seeking

Through the years and many generations, little girls and boys have sensed there is a magical land over some rainbow where dreams come true and happily ever after is real. The question has always been: How do we get there? Where do we find it? Why are unicorns and mermaids and wondrous kingdoms where buffalo roam so entrancing but hard to find? What marvels are hidden in mist and tucked away for only the adventurous to find?

“Only the adventurous” — only those ready to take on the challenge and risk it all.

Ready? Is any of us ever “ready” to risk it all? Say rather “willing,” or “compelled,” because at the start of any adventure, a corner of our hearts is never ready, always willing to wait for a better time to face the challenge.

But I believe I digress — and that’s another puzzle for the generations to solve. How does one stay the course and avoid digression? The world abounds with rabbit holes and other things to see and do, and concentration or focus is an almost-lost art. “Stay on target: is a wistful goal, elusive as a March hare.

Although … I’ve seen many a hare this particular March. Perhaps this is the precise time to be searching for magical lands over whatever rainbows I can find …

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