Monday, September 14, 2015

Summer's cauldron

I can't believe how fast this summer went.  Yes, there were a few too many moments of discomfort from the humidity but the time...  As irritating as it is, the cliche of "time speeds up as you get older" rings loud and true.  One minute the summer begins; one minute we're in New Orleans - now football season starts and in a week, it will officially be autumn.

Nonetheless, as quickly as this year has moved, it's been a good one, by and large.  Yes, the difficult and devastating news in February weighed heavily on me for a while, but like everything else, you just have to stop, think, try to put it in perspective and then try to go forward.  Writing, playing, getting in shape and improved health - all of this seems to be unfolding in a natural progression, which makes me happy and satisfied.

It's sometimes difficult to write properly what you're thinking and feeling without sounding forced or rehearsed and yet here, I just say what's on my mind, as sometimes simplistic as it is.  But for me, it's really all about staying centered, joyful and in the now, not in the past.  And I think that may be a huge part of how and why I feel as good as I do.