Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday's random thoughts
I'm packing books in my office today, getting ready to move out for the renovation of the room. But those books that I'm packing are going home with me. I won't be needing them in my last 7 months here.
The weekend was a mixed bag of good things and a few miscues. The time on the boat was good. On Saturday evening as the sun was going down, I found myself thinking of my parents. I was wondering whether they are together again. In the days before my mother died, she told me that she had been dancing the night before with my father. I hope that they are dancing together now.
The weather has been stormy today. There's a northeast wind blowing in some cooler air. The days are shortening. I get up in the dark in the morning. The evening light has changed to a golden color that heralds fall.
My sponsees are keeping in touch with me. Their lives have been less volatile, and they seem to be getting the message of this program. I called a relative newcomer to my home group who is still under the thumb of alcoholism. It's hard to get the message through when someone is resigned to suffering.
I'm glad that this could be a short week if I decide to take off on Thursday and Friday. I have to go out of town for much of Saturday and Sunday. If I'm going to have any time sailing, I'll need to take off a couple of days this week. There's a tropical system brewing in the Caribbean so that may dictate how my work week and weekend activities turn out. I'm not worried. Either scenario will bring something unexpected.
"Random means without design, method, or purpose. It refers to utter chance. It helps us dismiss whatever appears to be beyond the control of our will.....The moment at random is the moment of holding nothing back, of giving our all to whatever situation is before us." Mark Nepo