Today will be a good day. I have no doubt about that because today, like every other day, is a new beginning. The cool and overcast day can either define this day, or I can define it myself. I choose to take that decision and make today outstanding.
Yesterday, Hal (person) and I celebrated our 16th anniversary. It wasn’t a big celebration, in fact there was nothing out of the ordinary at all. We were both tired, Hal (person) from work and myself from a night of insomnia and my own work schedule. All the plans for a dinner out fell through and we spent the evening together with The Stooges here at home.
Today is the new day. We embark on our 17th year together and we have all the opportunities in the world at our disposal. Whether we decide to go out after I finish work or choose to stay at home again isn’t important. It is the time that we spend together that builds the bonds that keep us together.
Time is something that we embrace and read at the same time. It keeps us focused, but can allow us to engage in flights of fancy without regard to the world around us. Time makes us superheroes before it eventually becomes our Kryptonite, so it is up to each of us to embrace the day and be the superheroes that we are intended to be.
John Lennon, one of my idols when it comes to observing the human condition, wrote about this in his song “Instant Karma” when he sang “Why In The World Are We Here? Surely, Not To Live In Pain And Fear”.
Those words inspire me each and every day. There are days when I am more active than others, but that is by choice and not by lack of choices.
And so, I say again that today will be a great day because I choose to make it so. Find your inner voice and make the same choice today and each day from now on.
This post is going to be tougher than I imagined when I first read the assignment. I don’t know that I have ever purposefully attempted to guide my writing to suit anyone in particular, or to make them appreciate it or me. I write to soothe the urge within myself, at times it seems that I spin my wheels and repeat things in multiple posts, but I accept that as a cost of writing.
I did take on the Blogging 101 course with the intention of improving my writing skills, so I will give this a shot.
The person I would like to impress is YOU. That is, if you enjoy hearing about normal life events with some grander themes thrown in from time to time. I hope that you love cats, because we have 3 of them. Spartacus, Stevie Nicks and Hal.
Hal is also the name of my partner of 16 years, so I suppose that if you are turned off by that fact then you fall off the list of my target audience. I am a Progressive with no time for religion or for those who use religion to mask their own failings, or to use religion to persecute others who don’t have their own view of the world and the people in it.
I am a White male, my partner is a Black male, another obstacle for some, if that is the one that causes you to stop reading, enjoy the rest of your day.
I will soon be 52 years old and that is too old for some. I have no hang-ups about other peoples’ ages because we all have something to contribute to this world.
I love almost all types of music, with the notable exception of either/noth country and or western. While the songs can tell powerful stories, the environment in which they reside just isn’t my style. I suppose that is something else to stop some readers at this point.
I am a sports fan, but not obsessive. I do not live and die based on the results from my favorite teams. Sports is something that I enjoy participating in as well, although I am not a world-class athlete.
In summary I am a complicated human being with opinions and needs and desires and passions. Just like everyone else. I don’t know who I should write this to, so I submit it to all.