I am officially Old. Another birthday and yet I am still alert and curious about most subjects. One thing I am enjoying again C is going out on the road zooming along with others. I may not have the same destinations as the fellow drivers, but I may derive greater pleasure than they might. The sound of tires on a well maintained road, or the bright sun and feel of air on my skin. These small sensory events renewed me today.
I wrote the preceding entry or post on a day filled with energy. We've had winter in the Phoenix area and having been born in NYC during a February Blizzard, I felt invigorated and happy. Despite my reading the ever thoughtful poetry of Billy Collins,"The First Night" and William Wordsworth "Ode: Intimations of Immortality, I felt the beauty of the words inspire me about the long read still ahead for me.
I'd dallied with my failures but thought that those thoughts would not keep me happy. So I pondered the words o Pema Chodron whose words put me at ease and help quiet or still my mind.