This is how I feel when I’m confined to a desk or asked to repeat the same boring task day in and day out. Like the caged tiger I yearn to be free to roam and explore my surrounds. It’s routed in my being and I can’t change it. It’s not a pair of socks I can simply slip on, changing it to fit my mood.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail was an awakening for me.
I used to say it changed my DNA but now I know it just woke what was already inside. It’s just like in the Marvel Universe where once exposed to Terrigen, if you have the mutant gene in you, it awakens and unleashes your mutant power. What I really mean is that lust for exploring and seeking the unknown is inside me. The Appalachian Trail awoke it and now I view life like that of the caged tiger, when I’m not able to explore.
As I sit in my cage I’m thinking of ways to be free of the confines of everyday life and trying to figure out how to live one that offers me the chance to roam and explore. Like the caged tiger who yearns to be free, I tasted the freedom of roaming on the Appalachian Trail and now crave it. The world is a big place and to some I have experienced so much, but to me it’s only a very small piece.
It’s now 9:38 am and this caged tiger has only 7 minutes left in his break. My time outside my night box is almost over. Then it’s back to staring and dreaming.