Today I love the parting week and all it has seen accomplished. I love that I enjoyed every part of it though it challenged me greatly. I love that I treat challenges like I’m in training and that I strive to go beyond just meeting, accepting and surmounting those challenges. I love that I am also determined to find things I love in them and loving that mean that there is a meta win in every challenge I face. I love that even the toughest challenge that I fail at still affords me the opportunity to try and to learn and loving that means I win every time. I love the easy fall of days from my account, the way they gently leave and keep me no longer than each one needs to, love the way they give me what time they can and pass to me the memories that mark them as the treasures they are before they return to the great vat of time where they can spend eternity knowing they had done their job and given what they could to me. I love these days of mine and cherish them all, and I love that there are those to whom I’d give them to if I could, for there are those whom I love more than life, and they have made my life richer than it could ever have been.
Today I love that my friend, Dylan McMullin, sent me a link to a song I didn’t know existed, suggesting that I need to learn it, and now I can’t get the ringing, haunting beauty of it out of my head. I love that even if I only learn to sing it a Capella, I have set myself the task of figuring out some arrangement of it that will suit me and finding some venue at which to present it. I love how every now and then, something happens to remind me of how important a part music plays in my life, despite the fact that I am immersed in it daily and should have been able to remember that all by myself.
Today I love the bagpipes. I love this quiet, grey day of cloudy skies, love that the sun seems to be throwing shade at us here in my little city, love telling the grumblers that it’s probably punishment for their complaining. I love that I am often still that precocious, smart assed little boy that loves to make people laugh but sometimes goes a bit too far.
Today I love drinking my coffee in the quiet light of a dull day while I contemplate my life and my character in quiet ways that leave me happy with my lot.