14 ביוני 2010

Here I am - written by Nadim Zubidat, after the 2nd trek


Here I am, walking on the mountain top minutes before sunset as the "team" tries to complete another task successfully. Finally! No physical effort is needed. Looking around me and I see a group of people that I barely know, yet I feel very comfortable with, a group of people with very different personalities, yet we speak about the deepest, most significant and most personal things. It’s a beautiful thing to watch, but today wasn’t all pleasant.
Looking back I can say that it was a very hard day as we struggled against the impossible burning sun, thorny trails and the weight on our backs. It is said that we are measured through the ability to get through hard times or in our case hard moments, and we definitely had a couple of those today, physically and mentally. Each time we meet up I learn more and more how difficult it is to be part of a “team” where every choice you make affects everyone, or even worse, every choice you do not make has even bigger impact on the rest. We made some bad choices today but as I see it, that’s not an issue we all make mistakes and we all have our ups and downs but it’s our responsibility to learn from mistakes and get the most of our downs, as a very wise man once told me “You’ll never become a horseman unless you fall off the horse”. Lucky for me I’m surrounded by efficient people and before I knew it, lessons were learned and decisions were made so we won’t fall off the horse once again.
It’s late at night and without noticing, I find myself smiling as I stare into my own words, thinking about a dozen of wonderful and funny moments I’ve had in the last couple of days, All of them I experienced with the same people I talked about earlier, these group of people I barely know. That makes me think, actually it makes me realize that me and those people are getting closer more than I have ever imagined. We are not a “team” anymore, we are absolutely without arguing... a Team!






Nadim.

2 comments:

  1. איזה כיף לכם!!! כל טוב
    הרגישו טוב, יישר כח! אללה ואפיקום!!!
    מאלקה אמא של ש ו ר י!!

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