Why, Unlike Penelope, I Love Vacations! - Page 2
Polarity applies no matter what side of the pole you favor—certainty or uncertainty. Those daredevils you know who thrive on adventure, occasionally crave some routine. Perhaps they should spend a little time in the Armed Forces to balance themselves out.
I read Penelope’s post immediately after descending a 12,000 foot mountain on the ATV trip from hell. I am not the super adventurous type so I married one. See…this is a perfect (but insane) example of how when we are not willing to create that polarity ourselves, we will marry our opposite just to get it. Opposites attract…that whole thing.
My husband is the crazy adventuring type who continually pushes me outside my comfort zone to try new things. He’s the one who, when we were first dating, took me to the top of Mount Killington in Vermont for my first ski run and said “See you at the bottom.” Crying like a baby, I fought the man-sized moguls for 4 hours. Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" was being piped down from the heavens. When I got to the bottom, the first thing I did was punch him, but deep down inside, I was really proud of myself. I did survive.
It was the same coming down the mountain on an ATV with my son holding on the back for dear life. To my son’s dismay, I was cussing like a truck driver, (mostly at my husband) but when it was all over, and the ATV was horizontal again, I felt like I accomplished something. I was ready for more.
And, this is why I love vacations! We open up to new experiences and ideas. We see a different point of view, take it all in, and live in the moment. We get lost in strange places and have to rely on rarely used internal resources and hutzpah to find our way back. And sometimes, if we are lucky, we find that polarity that we so desperately need to live life to the fullest.