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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Summer At Last!!!

Please note: The movie I refer to is called "Enter The Void", and it's listed under "Last Chance" in the "Movies" section of "TMN On Demand "Rogers Channel 309 here in Toronto. 

Yes it sure feels good. I'd like to say I live all year waiting for this but that would be like wishing my life away. I always try to adhere to the "Be Here Now" philosophy in which I live the moment to it's fullest.
The past is over. The future is yet to come. So be here now, and drink in life. Every moment is special, and a celebration of life. Easier said than done, especially when the grind is on at school and with my TSU work, but even then I try. Forget everything and just enjoy the moment for a bit. That would be my centering.

Scuba diving is like that. At the bottom of the sea, with only the sound of my breathing and swish of water in
my ears. Looking out my mask at God's beauty all around me. Easier in the Caribbean than in class on a bad day, I grant you. Since the sun, sea and surf appeal to me the most, I will sometimes close my eyes when I'm stretched out on the beach in a comfortable chair, or perhaps floating on my back somewhere out to sea. I like to take a mental snapshot. How it sounds, feels, that sense of comfort, warmth and space. Then when the going gets rough during the year, I will close my eyes, see it in my minds eye, feel it again. Not quite be here now, but a very worthwhile escape. I feel much better afterwards.

But I digress. The Mexican Mayan Riviera trip is not too far off. The condo is a mess! During the last week or two or three of school there just isn't enough time it seems. A mad rush to the finish line of the school year, and the freedom of summer. So I will have to tidy up, and pack still, before we go. Get a house sitter. Janet was dancng about the living room when we finally booked our tickets. Let's face it, it's a total escape from the everyday world of home and work, to an exotic place, where we can just be.

So here I am. I'm sitting on the balcony with my morning newspaper and coffee. Some Prog Rock on the stereo. Yes, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson, Focus, Rush, what have you. It's quite a mixed playlist I put together on itunes from my cds. There is a light pleasant breeze. The sky is clearing and the sun coming out. I can hear the cars on Weston Road. I'm pretty relaxed. I can smell the freshness of summer, not the dog days heat when everything seems smothered by the sun. It's the fresh crisp smell of the grass and the vibrant green tree leafs before they wilt in the heat. Someones cut the grass. I can look out over the Humber River ravine, some skyscrapers peaking out above the treetops of the giant forest valley winding it's way down to the lake. Love it all!

I'm sort of in free fall now. It's the Canada Day Weekend of course. We drove up to the Vaughan Mall to pick up a few things for our trip. It was packed. Not my style, after that we just came home to relax and do a whole lot off nothing. The freedom of summer! I stayed up late watching this fabulous movie "Enter The Void" It's about a  post death experience. One rarily sees the main character. The camera is his eyes. All very surreal and stream of consciousness. His life flashes before him, the past, the present he is no longer a part of. Flashing lights and patterns verywhere, it's like he is floating, or flying as he moves through space and time, into the light. Wow! It's on TMN/HBO on Demand or whatever, the free channel, and it's a final run movie, so catch it if you can.

Then I slept in late a bit. Janet has some running around to do but woke me up when she left. We're heading off to Willow Beach to visit Dave and Loretta. Go swimming. Have a BBQ. I'm bringing my snorkel gear. I hear he's a pretty good swimmer so maybe we can head out and down to the bottom a bit. Lake Simcoe. That should be another moment in time.

I'll go start to get ready.....

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