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05/05/2003 Entry: ""Splish Splash""
What splendid rain. Everything is drenched. I'm inside, and while a large percent of me is already water the extra humidity saturates what's left. A few streets are class four rapids and a few kayakers can be seen weaving inbetween SUVs instead of river boulders. Squirrels and otters are rubbing shoulders, and rainbow trout are logging into AOL. In other words, it's wet.
It's obvious I haven't been posting as much, and while I'm in no need of an excuse, I can say that I've been deeply enjoying myself doing other things. Some of which were/are the book signing (which went swimmingly, a very sweet crowd on a very sweet day), kissing Granny D on the lips and being wowed by the singular Patch Adamsat theRolling Thunder, and of cousrse, writing Nate and Amber's wedding. I sent them a draft today and it seems my dear friends are pleased. On paper and knock wood, I think I can say that this is the best wedding I will have done. Time, nerves and foibles will tell.
I've got to get out of this house. My latest housemate is blasting this heavy metal drummer's practice CD at full blast and Vivaldi is fighting for his life in here. Nonetheless, I'm content and feeling very uplifted by all the support of folks who've procured the book and the company of my friends.
In the bath last night, I teared up feeling not how 'lucky' I am, but how genuinely appreciative of all the experiences and oppurtunities this crazy life has swung my way. What choked me up most of all was that while my life has had so many crazy twists and turns, as if at the hands of a cosmic pretzel maker, that the same abundance of chance is everywhere, availible to everyone. All it takes is nothing material, but a simple state of mind, a flowing of faith not towards some dogma, but towards an awareness of the limitless possiblities of here and now. Convoluted? Ubetcha, and that's because we humans will complexify the most simple things, myself most definately included. Yet it's been made clear that in order to be clear, I've got one thing to do... to clarify, simplify.
I let the water out of the tub, and despite only a few soap bubbles lingering, suddenly felt very clean. In the relative, non-moralistic sense, of course.
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