FireCat! The Legend of Amazon Sage©

Sage is a quirky girl who always loved wild animals, funny people, adventure and indigenous music. She still does.

What no one knows is that every night in her dreams, Sage

transforms into a woman of power and wisdom, called

Amazon Sage.

Unlimited by the confines of newtonian physics, she is fierce and full of compassion, traveling where ever she is needed to help relieve suffering in the world.

Only problem is,

Amazon Sage© only lives while Sage is dreaming.

Once Sage awakens, Amazon Sage © disappears. These blogs are written by Sage, telling what happens in this most secret life...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“Find your Passion and Live Life!”

Good morning, friends. Two videos came through my FB page recently that vividly illustrate the lives of ordinary people. Both represent the lives of millions. Both are about what humans do everyday to stay alive. But beyond that, they couldn’t be more different. They remind me of a recent commercial that has only two words:”This or that?”  As I was falling asleep, I couldn’t get these images out of my mind. My doppleganger took it from there. (FYI,  a doppleganger is an aspect of ourselves that we ordinarily do not exhibit.) My doppleganger is Amazon Sage.
As I dreamed, Amazon Sage took me to places in the world most of us have never heard of.  She saw the human spirit at its finest... even when faced with unbelievable hardship. These were not the faces of people following large scale natural disasters. These were the faces and bodies of people doing what must be done in order to survive and take care of those they love. A friend remarked that these people were all poor and if compared by a western yardstick of material wealth, that could be said. 
However, these were not the faces of people who are desperate, suffering, or disadvantaged -- although they certainly have those experiences. These people’s faces reflect something few wealthy westerners understand; fierce passion and pride at accomplishing what must be done to continue to exist. It is sad that the closest many in this country ever get to feeling this is through a vacuous worship of sport teams or the fire-fed anger at those who are different. So which will it be, my friends? This? 
or That?: