We Are All Skywalkers

7 Feb

My brave friend Sheila gifted this to me today.  Halfway through my watching, I realized I wasn’t breathing.

I am a skywalker, bravely out on that wing with the earth fall ever present beneath me, repairing the tire to avoid a crash.

My daughters are skywalkers, going through school, friends, parents, body, culture minefields everyday, with courage.

My students skywalk into my classroom everyday, feeling deployment around the next bend, walking a mile to the bus stop pushing a baby in a stroller-holding the hand of a toddler, sweating out the money for their next meal or living arrangements, hands shaking because they haven’t been in a classroom for years.

You are a skywalker, taking on this life on a planet in a body with thoughts.

We look each other in the eye and recognize what we share out here on the wings, in the wind, with a mission to breath and be.  We take on a body and feel the exhilaration of that dreaded fall from the sky:  in our thoughts, in our muscles, in our jaws, in our spines, in our eyes, in our ears, in our dreams.

So strange it is that there is no sky, there is no ground, there is no fall, and there is no body to be hurt.


12 Responses to “We Are All Skywalkers”

  1. jonathanhilton February 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    What a great thought, we are all sky walkers! That is fantastic. Thank you for the motivation today! I might be afraid to be a real sky walker but in my element, I will soar!

  2. peaceful February 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Beautifully written…….skywalkers…..lovel,y where no-one ever falls…in peace

    • marga t. February 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      in peace. I’m hearing gentle rain just this moment.

  3. S February 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Love it!

    • marga t. February 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

      Thank you, real life skywalker 🙂 You inspire!

  4. andelieya 安德洌雅 (official) February 8, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    Very profound!

    • marga t. February 8, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      Thank you. I really enjoyed a peek into your beautiful blog. Looking forward to returning! marga

  5. Awake in 365 Days February 8, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    I love that: “You are a skywalker, taking on this life on a planet in a body with thoughts”. The thoughts part alone needs so much courage let alone all the rest of it! The woman in the video didn’t look in the least bit afraid, I wonder what it would be like to live like that, without fear of getting hurt physically or emotionally, without the fear of dying, must be just like a skywalker. Very powerful 😉

    • marga t. February 8, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      I like envisioning you and me and our fellow journeyers out there on the wing together, drawing courage in the commonality of the walk. This woman was so plucky – gracious! When it gets a bit crazy here, I may envision myself on a cold walk in the snow up your way. (I miss living somewhere that snow is even a possibility) And you can feel free to take a beach walk with your shoes off, if you desire a little escape from your corner. 🙂 Staying in the now actually opens up the entire landscape, strangely, even right where we are. Guess I’m having a woo woo morning 🙂

      • Awake in 365 Days February 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

        I am imagining that walk on the beach with my shoes off for a little escape from my corner of the world today, ahhh. 🙂

      • marga t. February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

        Oh good on you! Have to mentally prepare and layer up to head north, haha. everyone gets soft in this climate 🙂

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