I want to share some random thoughts, mostly for the purpose of doing on more blog and getting that much closer to my goal.
· Last night I went to bed early and got up at 5:00. By 7:00, I had done a Morning Write and written a blog. That gave me time in the morning to enjoy my day. My goal is to start getting up at 5:00 every morning. It really gives me a head start on my day.
· Right now I can hear someone’s TV playing. I wonder why television is so prevalent. I’ve lived without one for over a year and I haven’t missed it a bit. It’s not that I hate it. That would be too great an expenditure of energy. It’s just that I don’t want to give away two hours or more a night doing nothing. Honestly, I prefer the quiet.
· When I was 13 years old, I used to live in Misawa, Japan. The Far East Network (FEN) radio station would play old radio shows. I loved those shows and enjoyed them far more than television.
· Once in a while something came on television in those days that I liked. The Fifth Dimension, a popular group at the time (The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In) had a show I enjoyed. I felt like I was part of something magical while watching that show.
· I think I was also lonely at that time and I had to learn to create my own magic, by contributing to the world.
· I contributed to a small part of the world around that time, when Larry Keelan, Diane and Danny Fiester and I produced, wrote and starred in a play called Gransel and Hetel. I don’t remember much about it except that I didn’t want to do it at first, but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. We made a lot of people laugh, especially kids. Later that day, while looking for my brother to bring him home for dinner, a kid looked at me and said, “Mom, that’s the guy who was in that play.” It was my first brush with celebrity.
· Soon after, I left Japan. I always wonder how my friends turned out. Larry got in a lot of trouble shortly after I left. He and some other kids broke into the base cafeteria. He was with a foster family at the time. I saw the family less than a year later, in Monterey, California but without Larry. They wanted nothing more to do with him. It made me sad. How could a family leave their child, even a foster child? It was a question I’ve asked most of my life.
· Larry was one of the smartest kids I had ever met, but he was just a kid, and a pretty damaged kid at that. I still think of him often. He could be arrogant, mean, and rude. But he wasn’t cruel. He was just in a lot of pain. And he was my friend.
· I’ve had a lot of people I’ve had to say goodbye to and a lot more I never got to say goodbye to. I hope I find them again. At the same time, I count myself fortunate, just because I met those people in the first place. My life has been rich and full. I’ve been very blessed.
· I’m especially blessed that I created my own blessings by learning how to Get Started and Keep Going.