LESS OR MORE, MORE OR LESS
Monday Feb. 29, 2016
Start. Seems easy enough. Starter’s pistol cracks brittle morning air – and their off and running. Are you running with them, at least in spirit? Start. Pick it up. Pick up the pace. Pick up where you left off. Pick a new place to start. Start, start, start. Start. Start-up. Startle the world, or your neighbor. Startle yourself.
OK then, start at the start.
Magic spark, light and life happen somewhere between these end points – along journey’s-path, answer to every hard question. It’s so easy – this world will deliver fantastic opportunities to your door every day– just wait for that UPS truck. Your ship will come in, just swim out to meet it. Glug, glug, glug …
One follows every other, like boots of marching troops.
Walk a block a day. Call me when you get to Winnipeg …
Or you can wait. No rush.
Catch this one, or the next one …
In four years. Leap day, cliché day, extra day you have to work or an extra day to play, invent or rest?
This leap Monday, what will you start? Finish? Or just nudge along …?
Just let this day pass.
Catch next one, each day, like a bus or cab.
Miss one, catch another. That’s it. Less is more. Someone said. Less work, less play, less pay, less food, less heat, less effort, less pain, less hunger, less trouble, less life, less invention, less intervention, less attention.
Yesterday was Feb. 28th. Tomorrow is March 1st. That’s all you need to know. You can squeeze in any amount of living you want. A little. Or a lot.
End at the end.
P.S.: annual ritual left me feeling shortchanged, but with one massive moment of inspiration – and it wasn’t anyone’s acceptance speech. I posted this on Medium: Hello Hollywood … don’t be blinded by the Spotlight, but see the light eh!
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -11C/12F, bracing/fresh, light breeze, overcast/foggy/icy and light snow forecast; walks and streets are treacherous-slick this morning (Gusta is still at the kennel – picking her up this morning). I managed to stay upright – but barely …
Wow what a lovely place you are at. Emerald Lake is one of my favorites. :) Hope today is. Just as lovely as yesterday was for you. ;)Enjoy the day. Be well!, CB, Calgary, AB
Thank you for your talks and words. I don't know how your emails ended up in my inbox at work but they are there and the timing couldn't be better. I am paralyzed with fear. I can't do anything. Reading and hearing tidbits helps me along the way in this tough journey. Thanks again, WW, Toronto, ON