I just got back from attending my niece’s graduation from UC Santa Barbara. If I wasn’t feeling the swift passage of time already from all the reminiscing I did with my family, at breakfast a gentleman walked in carrying a pair of identical twins who were less than a year old. My niece is also an identical twin and it immediately struck me that it seemed like yesterday I carried her and her sister in much the same way. Now she’s off to law school. My gosh, it’s all gone so fast it feels as if my hair is flying in the breeze (and those of you that know me well are aware of how attached I am to having every hair in place…it’s a Bittman male thing…).
I’m enjoying a few days at home in between trips so this weekly post will be a short one. Here’s the only thing I have to say: it is illogical, impossible, and generally intolerable to continue to wait for anything in life, especially for those things that are important, especially since those things are right here, right now. It’s crazy to believe we need to be somewhere other than where we are or someone other than whom we are to experience love, joy, fulfillment and peace of mind. It’s insane to think it’s going to be more fun or more meaningful or more spiritual later or somewhere else. Or to think it’s all going to miraculously slow down somehow or sometime, unless I choose to hit the brakes and appreciate what’s here. So to keep my sanity (and my hair in place), I’m intending to do just that. Happy solstice!
And if that’s all we remember, that’s more than enough for now