If you subscribe to this notion that – life is a pain, life is a joy and we choose which way we see it – then we’ll surely see aye to aye.
Roles are easy to understand, wherever we occupy space.
Some serve, others expect to be served. Some work, some play, some just make it through their day.
This describes a community of any kind.
I was reminded this weekend – of Letters from Wingfield Farm, series of six plays [saw them all] about a retired stockbroker from Toronto who tried his hand as gentleman farmer. One actor, Dan Needles , did all the characters and all their voices.
The story premise, that Walt would write letters to the editor of the local paper, each one beginning: Dear Ed. Each one ending: Sincerely, Walt.
As I settle in to life here in Legacy Estates or Millrise Point there are things that make me roll my eyes, some that befuddle me as I realize this place is not so much a community of like-minded friendly folk, but more like a cast of characters in a peculiar play. So far I’ve met a few. Already I’m on the verge of writing a letter that begins: Dear Ed,
I’m thinking, I should contact the local community paper – and ask them if a monthly ‘Dear Ed,’ piece would be of interest. The could call it Letters from Millrise or Observations at Legacy. I’m sure it would be great. Not so sure I want to change my name to Walt. I suppose it would be like adjusting to life here, I’d learn to live with it and like it.
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morning walk: -1C / 31F, overcast with a snowy/rainy/warmer predicted …sidewalks wet and walkable, Gusta still warming up to ‘new territory’ each time we try a new street; commuters were busy rushing to the train …
Think I must have missed a few musings, and enjoy them so much, we all benefit from inspiration , motivation, insights, problems shared. Do know you are closing your father's home. Are you moving to a new town or a new house ? Feel like I missed an episode and now am not keeping up. Best wishes and Thank you for the writing you so faithfully do, MLD, Memphis, TN
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