7 things about me:
1. I recently compiled most of my scribblings and sketches of the past 20 years into an artist's book called Nexus Of Ecstasy, for which I am creating unique covers, and may even plan on attempting to trade for cash in the near future. I will post pictures very soon.
2. My son is going to be 8 in a few days, and that's really amazing. He's a great kid, and I just love him so much, I hope he has a fun birthday. We invited a bunch of his friends to the roller rink/arcade/laser tag/bumper car joint next weekend, and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to provide that for him this year.
3. In an effort to expand my food repertoire, I made veggie wraps the other day: I cut long, narrow strips of carrot, celery, cucumber, purple cabbage, and escarole, and rolled them up in blanched collard greens with some hummus. They were pretty good, but when I made a dipping sauce out of peanut butter softened with hot water, Bragg's liquid aminos, some apple cider vinegar, two drops of honey, fresh crushed garlic, and a shot of red pepper, the experience was sublime.
4. Right now, in this moment, everything is fine. Right now, in this moment, everything in my immediate sphere is fine. Of course, I realize there are millions suffering with things the likes of which I can't even imagine, and I must keep them in mind while feeling my peace, even.
5. I wonder if I will have a companion/confidante to keep me company when I am elderly.
6. As is natural, given the times in which we live, I have a great many concerns about the plight of my fellow creatures. The scales seemed tipped precariously towards the 'darker angels of our nature', and it feels almost as if one must wield the shining sword of righteousness tirelessly, as new worries rise to snap at the heels of evolution every day - the onslaught a wave that keeps breaking, as outrage piles upon outrage, and I am dizzy with all the spin. Sometimes, I feel the tension in my body as if the Earth itself could split open with it. I do hope that when it finally breaks, I will have helped inspire someone to know how to mend it, and to be included in the process.
7. While I feel as if I'm living in a state of gratitude, I also feel that if I get too comfortable with it, something will happen to change its blessed nature, but that I should also abandon myself to the sheer joy of it while I can. It seems like, the older I get, the greater the chance that I will fly off into ecstasies, and leave gravity for those who have a use for it.