Monday, January 05, 2004
Been away in the North enjoying clean air, clean water, and a little exercise at play with the extended family. It was nice to have long moments of fun where I was not thinking about too much other than the fun itself. There was still a lot of thinking though. I can't help myself :) My family helps me remember what is important in life. I still try to get inside of all our heads to figure out why we say or do certain things but because we are family, real family, I find myself able to take things less seriously. The longer you spend with people that you care about and who care about you, the easier it is to laugh together. You forget about how absurd the surface of everything looks and remember that what is underneath is much more important. Only patience and genuineness can get you there. I built, I helped, I cooked, I cleaned, I taught, I learned, I shared, I sang, I danced, I played, I listened, I rested. I gave and I received without maintaining a balance sheet of unmeasurable and uncomparable quantities. I played my part.