The question that needs to be answered in everyone's mind is, "Why did he
come back?" In time, if we listen closely, we just may learn the real
answer to that question but I can tell you unequivocally that it was not about
the money. As my mench-like father-in-law
used to say, money is nice to have but ... (there is much more to life than
We thirst for answers, as something is not quite genuine to our perceptions, but
the true answers which lies deep within this man remain hidden to us all.
My hope is that it remains there ... hidden from us all. The reason is
that it is something that cannot be shared ... at least not with
So what it comes down to is exactly what do and can we believe? Unless you
are blind, death and dumb what shows up on that field cannot be
fabricated. In fact, in listening to this man speak, you become quite
confused as it doesn't fit what can be clearly seen, that is upon that
field. His words are measured ... call it experience from years of
swimming amongst sharks that are quite willing to rip him to shreds.
So when the immortal child-like soul says that he once again wants to be able
play with his new mates ... this is true without doubt. Again ...
something very powerful is hidden from our view & our internal bull-crap
indicators scream at us. What can we hang our hat on? Where do I
find the courage to take that leap of faith?
Now let's deeply explore your trepidation. One of the most important
biblical statements ever bestowed upon man is, "If not for yourself, then who
will be?" This statement is as confused by pin heads as much as the
understanding of the Immaculate Conception. What is generally thought
about caring for oneself is to get as much for yourself (greed) as you can,
which couldn't be further from the truth. The reality of this powerful bit
of prose is that you have the ultimate responsibility to your wife, your
children, your family and all that surround you. In other words, if you
allowed your health to suffer ... who would take care of your loved ones.
So begrudge him his compensation & you spit only the tales of a jealous
man. Thousand-aires speaking with millionaires working for (want to
Now consider these very powerful statements: "To thy self be true"
& "What do you see when you look into the mirror?" Here my
friends are the answers that are justly hidden from us. Sometimes a much
more powerful mirror can lie within the eyes of a wanton (frolicsome or playful)
child. We deserve no answers to these
questions ... only to answer these questions for ourselves. Did that
interception that tore into the soul of the Viking Nation actually provide us
with a gift? In other words, from the ashes did that phoenix rise.
You see, we have no right to expect a repeat performance of 2009, however there
is now 50 years of unfinished business ... waiting for
Just like a petulant child ... "Are we there yet?" No, you must
be patient! The journey is long and ride is not yet over. Could this be what Brett is
trying to tell us? Too often too many focus upon the final result as if to
jump onto a band wagon. Take heart my brothers as it is more important to
tarry the load of each step. To taste the bitterness of the journey.
To be its witness. The pyramid did not build itself.
Believe me when I tell
you, "THE WHY", was not asked by you?
The Viking Ghost
Date: August 19, 2010