An explanation of the “Eldorado” category on this site …
As with some other terms in literature and scripture the term “Eldorado” as used in the Reddick Family Web has many layers of meaning.
“Eldorado” may refer to a king, a kingdom, a legendary city of gold that inspired the quests of explorers who mapped out portions of the New World. It may refer to any number of real cities formed in Texas or other states. It may refer to an automobile designed by Cadillac in the 1950s to be an expression of the ultimate luxury car. It may refer to the quest itself for the legendary city. In that company, it may be emblematic of a great quest or of an impossible dream. To us, it is all these things.
As Walt Whitman said, “Do I contradict myself? All right, then I contradict myself!”
This category of postings in the Reddick Family Web is Grandpa R’s exclusive place for posting meditations on the verities of life. It is a collection of truths about happiness garnered from more than seven decades of tilting at windmills, seeking Eldorado, collecting sunrises, setting the perfect sail, and chasing the Big Wave.