Sunday, September 22, 2013
I finally caught the virus brought in from Unalaska by my sister. I could feel it coming on yesterday, so I went running just in case I was too sick today. I feel okay, so I'm finally taking that bike ride I've been promising myself all week. Mom taught me that the best and fastest way to get over a cold was by spending time out in the fresh air. My experience suggests that she was right.
But here I am talking past, present, and future in a post about the present. Yes we do bring our experience into the present and to some extent the future guides our steps, but if your past and your present are in the wrong direction, it's what you do today, this moment, that is the pivot point of your life, not some elaborate plan for the future.
Right now I am drinking a cup of home brewed coffee that is organic, tree friendly, and delicious. I am satisfied by the breakfast I just ate, and I feel well enough for a nice bike ride. The plan is to find a quiet wooded spot where I can say a private farewell to my dad, but the future is unclear, and I may have to wait until there's snow on the ground. That would be good too. The farewell is for my wellbeing not his.