I learned that commitment to my weblog is becoming a reality. Plus, I learned a lot of new technological stuff that is always fun for me.
Most importantly I realized that I am having fun!
What do you do to have fun? Having fun is not trivial. Adult playfulness is always thought of as something frivolous. I deal with this a lot when I work with teachers who have difficulty supporting children's play. The less they think play, or having fun, for themselves as important, the less they seem to support children's play.
Come to think about it. I feel guilty when I have fun. Not immediately of course. But afterward or the next day. I love to sing and when I was young I sang all the time. But after each performance (I could almost time it) I would become ill with a sore throat, fever, the works!
I sang at Thanksgiving last year at Cheryl, Bob and Anya's fine annual gathering! Tom and Gilad played guitars and backed me up. We played and sang for hours. The next day I waited - no sore throat - no fever. Hey, I'm allowed to have fun!
In conclusion: I think I am beginning to enjoy this commitment.
By the way - with technical hitches I lost some stuff. If you have been following my blog do you remember these?
(Birchenough Road house - mango tree?)
Herman Hesse: "As every flower fades and as all youth departs, so life at every stage - so virtue, so our grasp of truth - blooms in its day and does not last forever. Be ready heart for parting, new endeavor."
Nian - I hope she sends her poem again - I so don't want to lose that. And she did! Hurrah! Here's an update. Thank you Nian Zhang:
left me with the red red roses
whose fragrance and elegance
remind me of you
and of the beauty of life
one should always pursue