August 12, 2017
Didn't push the walking this morning. Legs are really tired. Don't want to injure them. So I did half a mile. Still respectable for me. Little at a time. Worked out with dumbbells last night.
Echo's are strange things. Sounds like there is something there but there isn't. Both physically and metaphorically. If you don't look/listen to them closely they can seem to have substance. In the light of day they show themselves to be transparent.....without substance. I see people that are so busy all the time but if they actually stop and look around or listen the themselves they are as empty as the echo they live. People marking time. I wonder if I'm that way sometimes. Just marking time. Little has any meaning to me anymore. Not in a bad way. Not a depressed way. Just that little seems to hold the value it once did. Now you can count the things I find valuable on one hand. The rest is just noise. Do all people become this way? Is it just me? Probably someplace in between those two questions.
I find value in walking. Not just for the exercise but for the interaction with the world. Seeing things. Experiencing things. I find value in my relationship with my son. The continuity of our friendship. The shared bond. The knowing he has my back and I have his. I find value close friendships. The ones you can be yourself in. The real ones. Ones you're accepted for who you are. LOL I know this may sound strange but I find value in sharing a good glass of bourbon and a fine cigar with someone. The intimacy of it. The opportunity to enjoy a moment for what it is. I find value in helping others for the sake of helping.
Maybe I'm just getting old. Maybe I'm really seeing the world for the first time. Maybe someone will find a way to make hot dog flavored cheese that is breaded and deep fried to make an engineered food that will change the engineered food world.........we can only hope
Things I am thankful for:
walking......so thankful I am walking more
things of value and knowing what they are