Even now--almost a life-time later--I still experience Sunday afternoons almost like I did while growing up in my boyhood home. Whether lunching alone or with friends, who are really more of an extended/expanded/revised/recreated family, it's fun to just sit and savor the sense of peace and quiet that comes with having gotten through the work-week all in one piece; whether or not huge accomplishments were achieved almost seems pointless when compared to a lifetime's toil, and the fragility of it all. So much is out of our control, knowing this and living this bit of wisdom are almost polarities, yet not quite. A trip to the movies, complete with popcorn and maybe a bag of toffee, would tip the scales into pure ecstasy, now as well as it was at 8 or 9 or 10 yrs old, with a group of pals heading up to the balcony seats and the possibilities stretched endlessly and the future was limitless. Only in looking back could I now shout to my younger self, ' Hold on; wait a little longer; go a little slower; take it all in, live it even fuller!!'
Sundays are special and should really be spent in contemplation or relaxation. I hope that all of you are doing just that on this beautiful day.
Today's soundtrack is NAOKI KENJI's Samishi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQHrUeSPbLQ)