Almost Forgotten Lesson

About a year ago, just after I arrived here, I wrote:  I spent a lot
of time watching local wildlife of one form or another; landcrabs, 
geckos, birds, the odd mongoose, and for a while I had a few hermit
crabs named Eric, in an icecream container, until I released them.  From
them I learned something important for me to keep in mind while I am
here, in this job.  When one is in an ice cream container, one needs
patience, and persistence.  Those Koba
could not get out of the container, but they never for a moment
stopped trying.  I think that may be lesson I should take on board,
given my position and my situation.  The history I have been reviewing
of the attempts around the Pacific to bring about some sustainable
changes look a bit like wandering around in a container, going nowhere. 
I have a feeling that for a while at least, I am going to feel a lot
like those hermit crabs.

I do. Still.  But here I am in my container, having almost forgotten that piece of sage advice. 


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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