Posts Tagged ‘wiseman’

Checked my Facebook statuses for old adventures to post for today, as I’ve begun a bigger story..but still wanted to put something up for the few people that have been keeping up with my writings.  This entry is from February 15, 2017.

An interesting event that happened-Yesterday, I decided to walk to work…nothing that when I work a closing shift sometimes. Went down to Montezuma street, where one of the entrances to the Granite Creek Trail is…ya know, get some nature before starting work. Walked down the dirt path and got to the 2nd bridge after passing by a familiar stranger…and we finally introduced ourselves to each maybe he’ll be less strange now. Looking down at the creek from the bridge, I noticed backpack floating down the stream. …..I had to get that backpack…playing Zelda and Final Fantasy trained me to understand the importance of “the sidequest” lol. The backpack was lodged on a rock…but impossible to grab from the land…no stick in sight…”Maybe I’ll just reach over annnnnd….*backpack is now speeding down the stream*…D’oh!” Started running alongside the stream keeping pace with the backpack…it got lodged again, but it wouldn’t stay there for long. Eff it…I got my hiking shoes on..started some rock-leaping…got in the middle of the stream, perched on a slightly wobbly rock..just inches from the backpack..annnd…Got it! Tossed over onto the land so I wouldn’t have try to balance and hold something at the same time..Examining the backpack(not the ain’t mine). I noticed the shoulder straps were adorned with Chinese symbols..and on the back was a pin with the picture I included in this post. Having a reference point in watching anime, I could look up the symbol on the pin having recognized it as being one of the kanji Goku wore on his uniform in Dragonball Z. This particular kanji is pronounced “Go” and translated means “wisdom” or “enlightenment.” ….very cool stuff. Currently I’m looking for it’s owner and I think it may belong to the familiar stranger that I talked to…just moments before the backpack chase. “Return backpack to the wiseman quest” Begin!goku symbol

Update as of October 2, 2019:  I never did find the owner..I looked for several weeks and then the backpack just became a part of my belongings in my closet.  For awhile, I considered opening it to see what was inside..but a noble voice inside me said that would be disrespectful.  After a bit longer…I ignored that voice and opened the backpack only to find….absolutely nothing.  Also, the backpack had a very strong aroma of cologne..or body spray.  I’ve moved twice since acquiring the backpack..and I’m not entirely certain where it is now..or if I even still have it.  Sooooo…there you have it…a very  lackluster conclusion to a happening a few years ago.

Interesting side-thing…while looking thru old Facebook posts..found this from the previous year…January 1st, 2016

“Was given a large empty travelling backpack in a dream last night. ???”

Perhaps it’s simply a coincidence, or perhaps it’s not.  Logically it’s easy to dismiss the dream of receiving the empty backpack..and an event in the physical reality as unrelated.  But I’m not an entirely logical person.  I believe that everything has a meaning..even if sometimes I create the meaning myself.

Reflecting and reviewing these events again lead to me to question that maybe the events I choose to tie together have not reached a conclusion.

Perhaps in the not-so-distant future..or very distant future, or perhaps in the past a recollection is awaiting to reveal itself to insight and clarity into who I am.  An introspective treasure waiting..

Who knows?

Life will continue to unfold in magnificent, beautiful, and unforeseen ways…    (more…)