Episode 2 really reminds us that we can only run from the truth for so long. As much as we try to escape from realities we don’t want to confront they always find a way to come back around and re-enter our lives.
“Since the beginning of time man has needed a retreat, a refuge, a cave, somewhere he can take stock, reflect on things, or even, let’s be honest here, escape everyday life” – George Turner
The episode started with the Turners family septic tank exploded. Which was a perfect way to sum up how many of the Turner members were feeling. They have been thrown into a new environment, nothing has gone right and their lives seem to be on the breaking point.
What George didn’t count on was two small words causing such a community gossip whirlwind. George finished up the last episode with his 800 word article describing Weld as a “dead-end town” that he now calls home.
Completely taken out of context George found himself defending.
“I guess the point im trying to make is there are times where there is no refuge, there are times when the battle doesn’t so much come to your door, as sit on your couch drinking your tea.” George Turner
When you feel like you are backed into a corner you start to contemplate every decision you’ve ever made. George took a huge risk moving his family across the pacific and at this current point it looks like he hasn’t escaped from anything in fact he finds himself with more problems compounding on the problems he already had.
“This place, this place I’ve displaced my family to, was meant to be our refuge, but what do you do, where do you go, when you need refuge from your refuge” – George Turner.
Coming cleaning and letting the community know that he had come to Weld not because it was a ‘dead-end town’ but because it was a place for new beginnings and a fresh start the gossiping community of Weld started to understand where George and his family were coming from and they felt extremely guilty when he mentioned that they had moved as a fresh start after his wife passed away.
“Sometimes refuge isn’t an actual place, instead it can be a state of mind, where the world suddenly seems much kinder, a lot more welcoming… at the end of the day while no refuge is perfect, there are still worse places to take in the view.”
Just when we though a tropical escape is all that we need we realise that a change of scenery doesn’t necessarily change anything else that is going on mental. But as George says there are worse places to take in the view.
Looking for the silver lining in every situation is how we get through life with a positive attitude. The more people that embrace this concept the better.
The truth always comes out and it sets you free.