THE ROAD TO GANESHA

By Therese, MT

 China Unlimited Europe 2015In this time and age of crisis, success is touch and go, its stifling, common practice.I am China, a unique land, once fragile as a plant. This dream is what I nourished: to impress, adding to what I am and own instead of holding on to what I have accumulated over the years.

In other words, shaping my own future. This, and a knack of when to tarry or to act, stopping the ripe hour from turning overripe, decaying.

Hard feat, but not impossible. Rolling up my sleeves, I went around running the errands of a dreamer. Seeking inspiration. Ways. Means. Too dumb to know the impossible, I never forfeit dreams. I challenge them with ability, enlisting gut: an energy that bursts its corners and its seams, feeling the weight, the pressure, yet never going down. Engage in spin and bustle, wit, backbone, their yielding priceless. My trick was to be wise, invest in resilience and determination, in the advantageous resource that is the West’s allegiance. To design. Shape. Share and reinforce by teaching. Teaching my children about the world they form part of, preparing them for the challenges it provides, the joys and friendships it can yield. My buds were stimulated. Moving in the right direction, I have already stretched my limbs far and wide, searching for new depths, always seeking new horizons.

My roots are interspersed from Asia down to Europe, sniffing the scene, exploring territories and possibilities, exploiting other markets and opportunities. Plied my trade through thick and thin away from the home soil that has fed me with the necessary food of knowledge: from the realms of electronics to the skills of trade and commerce, mechanics, arts and self defence; from the renaissance of science to the threats of climate change and terrorism, of the financial crisis; from the lures of innovation to the economic market with the maturity, political and otherwise, of an adult that has seen the ups and downs of time and situation and weathered them all with flying colours. Used to the maximum my highly adept sensory antennas.

Pitkin said life begins at forty, as by this time one is knowledgeable enough not to suffer any longer from the perplexities of life. Standing out, now, let me tie the fortieth knot on my bumper harvest of acquests and agreements, realized dreams and cancelled frictions.The world lies in my grasp, yet it still tickles my fingertips. My drive knows few hiccups. My deftness knows no bounds. Nurtured by Hermes’ light, by the warmth of good investment, and fortified by the vitamin drink of valuable information, I have grown into a giant tree, third largest in the world’s economy. Along the way, gale force winds hurled their whips at me. I built them into bridges.   And yet, I do not believe in sitting on my laurels, although, admittedly, I am entitled to bask a little in my glory. What I achieved, was gotten through arduous sweat and toil, through thrift and braving the rough waters of risk management. I branched in all directions, growing arms I barely can control the way they leaf and multiply. They perform one quantum leap after another, brimming with satisfaction and success. Under the aegis of true friendship, mutual, I go everywhere I fancy, linking myself to big names, big economic markets. I have seen an outpour of good business: the sweet tasting fruit of my labour of love. I have developed an overflow of strength few others can surpass. Yet I move on. There is always space and scope for learning.

Along with success comes responsibility, and I’m conscious of mine. I always give and take. The environment- natural, social and political- and me, we need each other for sustenance. In partnership, we trade, cooperate, in solitude we drown. This is no time to frown upon or bicker, but to barter and grow richer.

So, here I stand, now, like a funambulist, slick, balancing a combination of confidence and daring, fast on the right track, the apple of intrigue mantained between my teeth, there but not enough, walking the magnate tightrope, not stopping to look back, for looking back is suicide.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

4 eco-friendly products put sustainable spins on classic practices, from teacups to hankies

Parliament proposes policy toolbox to curb air pollution

EU Cohesion policy: Commission adopts €21 billion Greek Partnership Agreement for 2021-2027

UN welcomes Angola’s repeal of anti-gay law, and ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation

The fatal consequences of troika’s blind austerity policy

Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world

Companies that put employees first perform better

Prejudice-based medicine

Egyptian death sentences a ‘gross miscarriage of justice’: UN human rights chief

Palliative care and UHC in India: Still Uncharted Waters?

EU Commission announces Safe Harbour 2.0 and a wider Data protection reform

Traffic congestion cost the US economy nearly $87 billion in 2018

How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance

EU sets ambitious targets for the Warsaw climate conference

Mental health in medical students: the deciphered quandary

‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Palestinian President Abbas tells world leaders at UN Assembly

India’s mega-rich are on the rise

Funding boost for sustainable development data agreed at UN conference

Dieselgate: Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars

Human rights breaches in Nigeria and Burundi

Moving from a promise made in Sweden towards hope for peace in Yemen

Ignorance or Refusal: Determinants in the individual’s choice for palliative care

Future Forces Forum: Prague will be hosting the most important project in the field of Defence and Security

To achieve the Great Reset, we will need more than just the actions of the powerful

Alternative proteins will transform food, mitigate climate change and drive profits. Here’s how

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe – 14 June 2016

Antibiotics are contaminating the world’s rivers

This is how wellbeing drives social change and why cultural leaders need to talk about it

‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan

Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all, across the European Union and beyond

Europe had a record year for Measles – and it’s partly down to anti-vaccine campaigners

Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border

How governments can redesign support for entrepreneurs after COVID-19

What little Cameron got in Brussels seems enough to keep Britain in the EU

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast

Athens urged to fast track asylum seekers amid island shelters crisis – UNHCR

EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

Apparently the EU Digital Single Market passes necessarily from China’s Digital Silk Road

FROM THE FIELD: facing up to the extreme mental health pressures of conflict

Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

Can Southeast Asia keep up with growing energy demand?

Religious violence is on the rise. What can faith-based communities do about it?

Draghi to hold on zero interest rates until he leaves ECB

Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2019 review highlights that tackling climate change can be a driver for growth and jobs

Coronavirus variants: Commission calls for limiting essential travel from India

World Retail Congress Dubai 2016: Retail’s night of nights

Global Cooperation for Local Action: Fighting antimicrobial resistance

GSMA Introduces MWC21 Travel Partner Gray Dawes

EU Budget 2019: no deal before the end of the conciliation period

The Indian miracle state pointing the way to global sustainability

Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety

Poorer countries set to be ‘increasingly dependent’ on food imports, says UN food agency report

230 Junior Entrepreneurs and over 70 guests attended the International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”

Summer pause gives time to rethink Eurozone’s problems

At last Britain considers a super-soft Brexit

Towards a tobacco free India

UN chief encourages victims of terrorism to ‘raise up their voices’

This Latin American country is keeping COVID-19 firmly under control. How?

‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

This young activist explains how to change the world in 3 steps

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s