Sometimes along the path I find that our young ones tend to be overlooked. Yes, there are many wise elders/long-timers/what-have-you-call-thems (your knowledge guides us evermore) and this is not meant as a reflection on them. I just often think this overlooking could be folly. Yes, young ones/new ones/what-have-you-call-thems can be lacking in knowledgeable experience (or we just don’t bother to notice their experience because the crone image is just so tied up with knowledge) but then so can many elders.. one cannot just assume. I will be the first to tell you that in my experiences, there are endless things I am inexperienced in. So where does that land me? I say.. who cares?? It’s all about perspective anyways. I would never call myself experienced – I know not so much when you consider the vast, I am forever learning and that is not my point here. We are (hopefully) all still learning or else where would we be really?
Then there is innate ability, one must not discount that. The fiery one (my last post bringing her to mind) was much young when first we met but shrouded in an immense chaotic energy born to her.. I think some might have thought to call her inexperienced but she probably would have set their lives aflame. I saw her as she was, an elemental soul not to be passed by. And more recently my life has seen another, I would say young but not inexperienced.. I can tell you without a blink she is of the same presence. I can feel it, sometimes I can catch glimpses of it.. of the air, element of the spirits and of the earth and of the wildlings. More and more I am finding these people just passing through my life and am thankful. And I know of elders here and there, those of lost potential – great but stagnant beings.. who are we to judge the young ones? So what was my point? I don’t remember anymore, something to do with Y.. oh yeah, young ones in the community. Sometimes it is they that bring us knowledge and movement.