"A legendary pagan deity who roams the woodlands of the British Isles and Europe. He usually is depicted as a horned man peering out of a mask of foliage, usually the sacred oak. He is known by other names such as "Green Jack, "Jack-in-the-Green" and "Green George." He represents spirits of trees, plants and foliage. It is believed he has rain making powers to foster livestock with lush meadows. He was frequently depicted in medieval art, including church decorations."
When I was in marching band, I took great issue with the fact that musicians would devote so much time and effort to take their art and compete with it. It was a belief I held so dearly that I had a part to play in talking my high school teacher out of participating in competition. Yes, it is true those of you who were in the Evergreen High School marching band.
I didn’t fully understand why I disliked competition so much. I just intuitively knew in my soul that competition is not the way. Working in unity is the way and with that belief I began to trudge forward in life.
Know who benefits from competition? The winner.
Know who benefits from mutual aid? Both parties.
Seems simple enough to me. What about you?
And so now, at the age of 25, filled with a passion and a calling as one who protects both physically, mentally and spiritually, and filled with the belief that competition is pointless, I finally find a way to defend while doing no harm.
Spin as the galaxies do. Take the assault and gracefully move it to let hate and anger do what hate and anger do best. Fall on their faces.