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April 27, 2008

Keep You Around
Sunday. More progress on artandlife yesterday to the point I'm starting to feel pain in my shoulder and arm from mouse movements. I've never had Carpal Tunnel whatever, but I've occasionally (as a techie) brushed against it as I guess I'm brushing against it now. They say it's not something you want to screw around with. Then again they don't talk about the upper arm and the shoulder, they talk about the forearm and the wrist. It seems to go away, though, when I'm away from the computer and comes back when I move a mouse. Maybe I'll stop here, screw my head on tighter now that I've had breakfast, take a deep breath and chill out. Spend an hour sitting back, the radios silent, the day quiet, take a longer look at all this art and life and crap I've been up to since retirement.

As in finally getting a life?

We are not discussing breaking the habits of a lifetime. We are not discussing extremes. We were thinking of vacationing in Hawaii there for a while and still have the project in mind. Ms. R is off in Japan at the moment and has promised to fill me in when she gets back. Japan is still on the table, although I tend to leave things on the table for years before actually, you know, doing anything about them.

Generally, when people are discussing various methods for achieving success in life, they warn against leaving “things” on the table for years at a time.

We've all developed mechanisms we believe are responsible for our survival. The fact that most were developed through chance and superstition and contribute nothing to any success is just one of life's little humorous aspects. It generally takes war, starvation or the loss of one's roof to get anyone off their dime. I'm no exception so I've always cohabited with a large table piled with, um, “things”, little of which have any relevance to living.

It's early yet. You obviously need more time for your synapses to start firing and actual thinking to begin.

Self, you're an optimist. Maybe that's why I keep you around.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2008 Cherry Blossom Festival Parade with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/4000th second, f 2.8, ISO 200.