Not All Who Wander Are Lost…

April 13, 2010 at 14:46 (Uncategorized)

Meet Mike… he likes to walk.  He likes to walk around every day, every hour, every minute, every second of the day.  I usually see him standing gazing into space as I drive past him on my way to Tech.  He stands in a trance on the side of the pavement, unaware of the world around him, and oblivious to the fact that he is even in the way of other passers.

Now meet Chuck, Chuck also likes to walk.  I often see Chuck walking around the area that I live.  I see him walking with friends, walking with shopping or even walking the dog.  Other times I see Chuck simply walking alone.

You’re probably wondering what the difference is between Mike and Chuck.  Mike unfortunately is a tik addict.  Upon this sore matter comes that fact that Mike is generally unaware of the world around him, he literally wanders around lost.  He is unable to recognize and determine people and is unable to hold a steady job.

Chuck on the other hand is a nature lover.  He is fully aware of his ware abouts, walking brings him joy and pleasure.  Chuck is an avid hiker and as a favourite past time, he likes to walk.  He appreciates the nature around him, the mountain and sea breeze air brushing through his hair.  He is able to breathe fresh air, walk and be one with himself as he reflects on his life.

Some people in life do wander around lost.  Lost of a family, friends, health or future. Others wander around celebrating their freedom, their choice and enjoy and appreciate what they have in their life.  Perhaps sometime we should reflect on ourselves and be grateful for what we have in our life, for what has been given to us and how we choose to receive it.  Perhaps we need to step back and wander by ourselves in order to appreciate what we have in life.



  1. Dalene Ingham-Brown said,

    Such a captivating piece of writing. You really pull the reader into the blog. Extremely well structured and great conclusion!

  2. Wanika Rusthoi said,

    I really loved the use of Mike and Chuck – it helped relate the story to an image and this was helpful in creating an opinion of the piece as one had been taken into a story of two different lives. A very good piece Steph.

  3. Kerry-Lee Cockell said,

    This is a really great piece of writing. It’s simple yet defines a message so clear. It’s also easy to relate to given your use of character definition within the story. I really enjoyed this piece.

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