I think of people on rafts leaving Haiti to gain refugee status in the United States.
Is their journey more important than their destination?
I think of people put on trains to concentration camps. Is their journey important at all, more than, less than, the camps?
I think of people sold to others, sent shackled in ships to foreign lands.
And I think of 21 hour plane flights to places like Africa and to Asia, and how I hate those flights, and I KNOW without a doubt that my destination is/was far more important.
But, Sailcat, I think of the other meaning, the one behind your words: Is the process more important than the product? Is the act of creating more important than the creation? Is any working hard and joyfully at something more important than the result of that work?
And I ask myself is the act of operating more important than saving the life of another? Was painting the Mona Lisa more important than the painting? Is any act of giving, struggling for a cause, dying for a belief more important than the salvation of the people or the faith, itself?
It's a wow-tough question, for sure.
And I can only conclude that no matter which is more important, enjoy the process; live in the process, because the journey is real, and the destination, the product, if reached, until reached, is only a "consummation devoutly to be wished." *
· 1 decade ago