Happy Birthday, Nigel!!
I’m doing some back-peddling. I’ve not been much for writing the past week or so, but I’m pulling out of the doldrums. (Maybe because of the seven hours of sleep last night.) I have no idea. I’m just going with the ebb and flow. I’m being grateful. I began the day with a short Vimeo shared on social media by artist, Tim Schumm. He’s been quite the adventurer in life and when I see his photographs, paintings and such, I feel a real connection with the more adventurous spirit that was my youth.
This is the video he shared. If you have 16 minutes, watch it. It made a difference for me today.
I felt a change inside at the conclusion of the movie. I made a decision to be more patient and to be grateful. Additionally, I decided to focus on kindness. So, where yesterday, I felt a tad ‘flat’, today I gained purpose. I also felt prepared to celebrate the lives of those who have died over the past few years without focusing on missing them. And so, I feel as though today I was going somewhere instead of traveling nowhere…I felt, a little bit, as though I had left the doldrums.
And so, I sit to write…
Happy Birthday, Nigel! August 23rd…and we are so grateful you were born! Former student of mine, smart cookie, amazing chef, artiste-extraordinaire, husband to beautiful and big-hearted Angela, philosopher, literary scholar, gamer, connoisseur of music, all round good person….we are so grateful you were born! This evening, I am celebrating our friendship.
Thank you, Angela, for the lovely barbecue in Nigel’s honour.