Posted by: David McKay | July 12, 2012


I have been trying to kick-start my writing lately. The last two posts show that. And, I suppose I have also been trying to release some pent-up emotions. Those two posts were like bursts of steam escaping from sudden, brand new cracks in the crust of the earth on the slope of a mountain rising out of a sea..

There is a rumbling within me that is seeking a way to get out, to burst, to ease pressure…
To relax.

Right? That happens a lot in nature: animals hunting, volcanoes erupting, the earth quaking. There is fire and lightning, thunder and sudden downpours, the intensity of being born…

And when you are born – after that fight to survive, after finding air for the first time, after the intensity of the hardest thing you have ever done in your life – if you are lucky enough to find yourself meeting people who love you – truly love you – then you will learn that it is okay to relax;

To learn to smile;
To begin to laugh;
To love unconditionally.

You learn other things, too.

You learn to cry.
You learn that when you are so sad, when all you know how to do is cry, you learn to trust, because you know those people will help you go back to smiling, and laughing, and loving.

You learn to remember what you have learned.

Thanks for reading.

Responsibility is not convenient — it’s necessary.
Rethink. Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Reimagine.



  1. Great to see your recent posts….I’m always thankful for your well-spoken thoughts! Somewhere in this post are the lyrics for a great lullaby, I think! 🙂

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