514. After Ice Cream

On a day when I wake up with my head filled with worries about everything from how I am to make money, Jay, relationship, family, creativity and so on, I find that it still works to just say

… ‘screw it’.

What I mean is that I once read in a new age-book that you should try to be different first in order to feel different.… Read more

446. A Question That Is Always Present

I read today that there is no such thing as a ‘time problem’ or a ‘money problem’ – there’s a priority problem.

I agree. Wholeheartedly. It is also the experience from my own life.

It can all be summed up like this: If you think the problem is you don’t have enough of something, perhaps you should try to eliminate the need for that something first.… Read more

364. What We Have To Do With Forever

The day was spent with the final, final cleaning up and clearing out, while waiting for the workers who come tomorrow and tear out the pipes in the bath room and put new ones in – all in merely the course of 5 days.

Luckily, as I believe I have mentioned before, we are able to borrow another house for the duration, at least in the daylight hours while the workers work.… Read more

315. Not The Valley

After feeling emotionally in a hole these past days, there is a renewed sense of … some strength. I have had this feeling before that I should not take anything for granted about what is going to happen now.

Like I wrote:

Don’t take anything for granted.

Don’t take for granted that this is the time for my mother to die, and it’s going to be very sad and painful, and everything is going to fall apart.

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309. Chasing the Light

These past weeks have been a deluge of baby-care, dealing anew with the trauma of the birth after Char began therapy again for it, trying to remake our small apartment to a better home for a family, and, well, moving – temporarily to a new house.

The latter is a borrow from a friend who is in Paris with his family, but it is a good borrow even if the logistics added have been heavy … It is a base we can use until we get sorted out the other stuff, and get new energy from being in a real house – relatively big, definitely in order, and with a garden around and quiet neighborhood.… Read more

148. When To Walk

I just felt like getting this out, and set into words what I have found the most powerful way to feel a kind of peace, for both Char and I, during this uncharted journey.

It’s not like we haven’t tried such journeys before, either literally when we were abroad together, or during great family shakeups, illness, death, unemployment …

And our age does count, I suppose, for something, when it comes to … just dealing with it all.… Read more