we lost a family member last week,
our cousin Caleb Moore,
an extreme athlete
below is an excerpt from one news source
In this photo taken Jan. 25, 2012 and released by ESPN Images, snowmobiler Caleb Moore smiles while attending a news conference at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.
DENVER -- Caleb Moore was a Texas kid drawn to the snow, rehearsing complicated tricks on a snowmobile into a foam pit back home until they became second nature and ready for the mountains.
With his younger brother following along and constantly pushing him, Moore became a rising talent in action sports.
The innovative freestyle snowmobile rider, who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25.
Moore had been undergoing care at a hospital in Grand Junction since the Jan. 24 crash. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson confirmed his death, the first in the 18-year history of the X Games.
"He lived his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration," Lawson said.
A former all-terrain vehicle racer, Moore switched over to snowmobiles as a teenager and quickly rose to the top of the sport. He won four Winter X Games medals, including a bronze last season when his younger brother, Colten, captured gold.
Caleb and Colten never switched to snowmobiles,
they just added them to their repertoire
most of the year they preform on quads
you can copy and paste the link below to see a video
a friend and fellow rider put together
this was was from the 2009 ATV Mud Nationals
the tricks called a sunami
Caleb is actually my second cousin, this is a photo of almost all of my second cousins ( a few are my children ) taken in Wheeler, Texas at the last family reunion,
We'll celebrate his life there Thursday...
Prayers and positive thoughts for the family and safe travel are more than appreciated.
while I was visiting around facebook today I found the following on Lukes page ( he's the second cousin on the top on the far left) I couldn't find out if he wrote it or who, I googled it and nothing came up, but this is so right on....
We're always waiting for the crash. Waiting for what comes next. Waiting for fraudsters to get jailed. Waiting for presidents to be impeached. Waiting for international corps to get sued, dismantled. Waiting for unethical laws to be struck down. Waiting for the matrix to run out of batteries... or even waiting for the next bubble, hoping for hope, for the next breath.
Meanwhile, that very matrix feeds off our hopelessness. It feeds off our despondency. It feeds on our fear. It even feeds off our righteous anger.
Some think, this can't go on. It will stop, crash and burn by itself. They keep taking part in it, even while they take on themselves the role of the loser.
Others grab their balls in their hands, and say, I cannot let this go on. It has to change. I will fight it! They keep taking part in it, becoming resolute in coming out the winner.
Although one looks better than the other, it isn't. Fighting against the system is falling into the game. The game is conflict; the game is one of negative emotions. Whether you feel fear because you think you are losing, or anger because you think the system shouldn't be allowed to win - in either case you fall into the game, you pick a side. Either you will win or you will lose.
But the game is rigged. You can't win. Not by remaining who you are. The matrix wields much more force than you have power - at least until you actually develop your power, in a way that the game doesn't let you conceive. You'll have to fight dirty. You'll have to be treacherous; you'll have to use violence. By the time you win, you'll have lost; you'll be one of them.
The only winning move is not to play.
Withdraw yourself from that fight; remove the conflict from your life. The world is as it is; there is suffering, there is egoism, there is violence, there is treachery, there is fear. Let it be, raise yourself over the muddy, heaving waters. Fly above the conflict, so that you may remain unaffected.
Then you realize your liberty. You realize your sovereignty; you don't need to be affected, and you only are if you decide to take part. Then you can start fixing yourself, making yourself whole, healthy, holy. You can work to subtract yourself of the mechanicalness of it all, of the conditionings, deep ruts dug in the individuals and the collective, over millennia and millennia. You can become a master of yourself.
Then, once you interact with the reality around you, it won't be as a machine, as a cog, as a prop. You won't be living in conflict solely because the world around you is conflicted; you'll know how to subtract yourself from outside influences, how to be your own sovereign; how to be a real actor, a creator of your experience. Instead of the affected, you will be the effecting.
Only then does the real change begin. How can you change something, how can you direct yourself, when you let who you are be defined by what is going on outside of yourself? One second you are someone; with the next changing circumstance you are somebody else.
Find your center. Anchor yourself deeply. From that stability you can go out and explore; you can reach out.
There is real truth in this; real revolution can only start from within.
Have a great weekend - start a revolution
my buttercups and snow drops are already blooming
I'm virtually sending these to lots of special people
may they brighten your day
(if you put them on your desktop they'll last forever)