Keep moving forward!

I’m not quite sure when this was taken. I know it was New Year’s Eve. We were with Sue and Mike in Victoria at the Johnson Street Parkade, across from Herman’s Jazz Club. The direction is to keep your car moving, so the drivers behind you aren’t blocked, especially on an icy up-ramp in the parkade.

“Keep moving forward!” has never made so much sense. This year, with the pandemic and the heavy snow along the West Coast (including Victoria) all we can do is look (and keep moving) forward.

My wife, Jan, is looking forward to retirement (I think!). We just got a nagging bit of work done on our RV yesterday. And it’s New Year’s Eve again. Keep moving forward is the only advice I’d ever give anyone. Oh, and one more thing…

I don’t even know where I got it from, but it spills out of my mouth sometimes, “Do what makes sense.” There. The only two pieces of advice you’d ever hear from me. “Keep moving forward!” and “Do what makes sense.”

There are dozen’s of philosophical tomes, I’m sure, based on these two ideas. The whole positivism thing with the first statement, I’m sure. I’m always careful when I think or say it, “Keep moving forward!” that the second idea “Do what makes sense.” is indelibly linked to the first.

That is, you wouldn’t keep moving forward if your own child was in front of the vehicle you’re driving. Nor, would you keep moving forward if doing so meant that at some point you’d have to make up distance or time to get where you’re ultimately going. Or would you? When you’re making declarations like “Keep moving forward!” or “Do what makes sense.”, you have to do the sensible thing and preface such statement with, “I’m only saying this, because…” Such declarations do not appear from the abyss. They are predicated on certain circumstances and really are pretty circumstantial.

So, my advice from above still stands. “Keep moving forward!” and “Do what makes sense.” if it makes sense.

Does that make sense?

Please comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

About Gerry Wieder

Gerry is a former Registered Nurse, currently living in the Seattle area of the United States.
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