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Good night, moon.

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 2:50 am
Decca Mixed Chorus/Louis Armstrong – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen .mp3
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Found at bee mp3 search engine

T minus 2.5 days

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 2:33 am

My apartment is spotless. I feel like I’m moving instead of traveling for 6 weeks.

People keep asking me if I’m excited. Even the people at the credit card companies I’ve been calling to set up fraud alerts. When did credit card companies get so friendly?

Right now–after 14 hours of various errands including mopping floors, hacking my closet down to a 26″ piece of luggage and filing away all of my personal papers into a storage bin, I just want to go to sleep.
My life can change after I’m well-rested. How ’bout that?

I repeat, "Repetition works."

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2010 at 6:58 am

Try, and try again. Practice makes perfect. Repeat after me. Life’s little instruction manual seems to like repetition. So choosing what to keep in the loop must be endlessly important. The habits you develop. The relationships you hold. The core beliefs that drive everything you do. Kind of sounds exhausting to keep your world turning, doesn’t it?

Here are my things to circle:

1. Keep your favorite people as close as you can. Call, write, visit. Often.
2. Do what you love, over and over and let it fill you. But never be sated.
3. Stay up late a lot. Sleep in a lot. Take a lot of naps in between.
4. Eat everything you crave within a reasonable time of the craving. Be unreasonable about it.
5. Gorge on the good stuff. Purge the bad stuff. Only after you’ve tried it.
6. Be literal when it matters. Be figurative when you need to.
7. Make a point to learn life’s lessons. Understand when you’ve learned your lesson.
8. Give of your time and have patience. The clock is always ticking but it doesn’t rush.
9. Know the difference between keeping track and being mindful.
10. Think. And be thoughtful.
11. Expect more of a top 10 list.
12. Relish a baker’s dozen.
13. Forget bad luck and good karma. But believe strongly in something.

The circles of life. Or language?

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

Come full circle. Stay in the loop. Round the corner.

Merry-go-round.

Are you following me? “O”s are good. A whole is a pie (~3.14 kind of pie). Tasty and complete. But a 0 (zero) is empty, null, void. Visually, they are mirror opposites, you see?

Running in circles? Bad. Circling back? Not so bad. How about that the circle of life is an infinite miracle. But a lifecycle is kind of a dead end.

Language is just so convenient that way isn’t it? You can speak out of both sides of your mouth and be right. Or left. But right.

Words. Chew on ’em. Eat ’em. Regurgitate.

34º 36′ S, 58º 27′ W

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2010 at 4:35 am

Change of scenery changes you.
Change of pace changes trajectory.
Change of heart changes everything.

Change is good.

T minus 8 days

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 at 5:10 am
Chantal Kreviazuk – 22.Leaving On A Jet Plane. .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

In 8 days, I board a plane to South America. I’m looking forward to traveling and changing my coordinates for a little while… I’m a tad nervous but also excited. Sometimes getting lost is the best way to find yourself.

Just say, "When."

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2010 at 4:18 am

Part of knowing yourself and being good to yourself and ergo appreciating me-time is to know when to say, “When.”

It’s time I quit giving my friends self-righteous advice
It’s time I acknowledge the boundaries I spent years crafting
It’s time to stop moving in circles and just change direction
It’s time to see the difference between settling in and settling
And sadly, it’s high time to drink more water than wine

There is no when like the present.

Amen.