To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield

Saturday, August 1, 2015


"It may be that the gulfs will wash us down; 
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And though we are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are—
[Scene shifts to Frasier’s KACL booth.]
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will;
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

I’ve been thinking about that poem a lot lately. And I think what it says is that, while it’s tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. And I hope that explains, at least a little, this journey on which I am about to embark. I have loved every minute with my KACL family, and all of you. For eleven years you've heard me say, "I’m listening." Well, you were listening, too. And for that I am eternally grateful. Goodnight, Seattle."

I've been thinking of Frasier a lot lately. In fact, I think about Frasier all the time, but mostly because of the very recent change in my life. So I've been thinking about the final episode of Frasier a lot lately. The episode is a farewell to the show for the audience, but also a farewell to Seattle for Frasier Crane, the character. Change is scary, especially when it's an unexpected change, but it challenges us to be courageous and take chances in ourselves. I'm taking this change as a positive thing. Everything happens for a reason. It's not goodbye or farewell. For now, it's just uncertainty, but I'm embracing the surprises to come. I'm ready for a new adventure. Let's do this together, universe.

New York, I love you. Thank you for all the beautiful adventures and memories. The adventure does not end here. Keep striving. Keep seeking. And whatever you do, do not yield.