The email message from our Stratford, Ontario partner Steve Rae had “Something to aim for…” as the subject header. It caused a smile for me and all I shared it with.
Something to aim for…
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming…
“F*ck, what a trip!'”
Have a great weekend everyone.
However, the real belly-laughs didn’t roll in until about 10 hours later (due to some kind of time difference between Canada and Australia) with Craig Arthur’s response:
Steve, is that why you took me canoeing down white water rapids on a freezing Texas winter’s day?
I’ll always remember the crusty old guy behind the counter at the canoe hire company. When I asked him how much the sunscreen was he said, “If you’re crazy enough to go canoeing today you can have the sunscreen for free. Just don’t fall in the water, you’ll die.” With those reassuring words ringing in my ears we set off down stream. My friends, the rapids were ANGRY that day. (not really but hey this is my story)
I do remember arriving at our destination, sideways, thoroughly used, totally worn out, wet, cold and saying “F*ck, what a trip!”
It was a brilliant experience.
Ps If you have never been canoeing ask Steve to take you out next time you’re both in Buda. It’s a great experience. Truly!
I love working with these guys!