Combining forces – within ourselves, with others, with influences we encounter makes a strong force.
As strands make cables.
Not just borne of coincidence.
As often, out of deliberatude (word I invented – combining ‘deliberate and attitude’).
I am grateful for deliberatude.
Being alert, giving out, taking in, standing on train-track of oncoming people, activity?
In part, but mostly other stuff.
Days get full.
Aren’t they all?
Mine, plan-filled and non-plans, deliberate actions, call lists, diarized do’s. And reluctant-foot-dragging don’ts. Mostly other stuff.
My life is full – isn’t everyone’s?
My life is full of life, mission-quests to do many things – some personal, some professional, some to maintain good things, some to fix things that need fixing and some to create ‘the great business nobody is creating’. Mostly other stuff.
The problem with focus, determination, desire – no matter how much we work-shop ourselves into wrapping ourselves in deliberatude, no matter how well we combine our forces and strategize just the right combo …
Other stuff comes in, floats on that breeze of creativity – so it should not be dismissed without examination.
Other stuff is found in our inbox, our mailbox and our unpacked packing boxes.
Life, someone said (John Lennon methinks) is what happens to you when you were doing other stuff or making other plans – something like that.
Wisdom, it seems, comes in small pieces – so easily mixed with the other stuff , like tears falling into lakes – we remember them, still feel them, but lost forever amid the other stuff.
I could go on longer, but I have to go take care of and find some other stuff.
Bye bye now…
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 9C/48F, steady breeze, overcast and quiet in the early dark when we strolled around Millrise (about 4:30AM). We found trash worth sniffing for Gusta and incredible solitude – it would have been a great morning to just keep on walking all morning but duty called me back to my desk for my Tuesday AM FACILITYCalgarypublishing rituals …
I do sometimes choose something, just for the variety in life. In fact, I love change. Sometimes, it really is escape from the same 'ole, same 'ole. That can be a negative way of approaching the future, but I guess I am ever hopeful that life will be better when I turn the corner. I am currently learning to play a clarinet and playing with a New Venture Band. That will be my 'new' for now. At least you have me thinking!!!, CG, Cobourg, ON