Sunday, February 26, 2012
"Sore and tired from my run today, Orion," I told my friend today. "Why do you keep doing this at your age?" Orion said. "It's not about age. It's about balance in body-mind-spirit. When I'm in decent physical shape, I feel better mentally and spiritually. That really helps me when my work is emotionally intense, which it is a lot."
Sunday, February 19, 2012
"Hey, Orion. Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese internment during WWII." "Not a high point in American history, is it?" Orion responded. "There is a good article in this morning's Sacramento Bee, sacbee.com," I told my friend. "The work of scholars on the subject validate much of my experience and what I have been fighting against all my life to become who I was meant to be."
Friday, February 17, 2012
"I gotta tell you, Orion, sometimes it is very hard to be patient with people whose behavior seems so unreasonable." "Where is your judgment of unreasonable coming from, your head or your heart?" Orion asked. "Good question. I will do the three-center checkin to see if I can tell. That will give me better insight in how to deal with this person. Thanks, Orion. I needed that."
Saturday, February 11, 2012
"It was still dark at 6:30 when you met the surgeon from South Africa yesterday," Orion commented. "Yes, it was dark. There was a group of walkers, all orthopedic surgeons in SF for a convention," I responded. "What motivated you to even talk to him?" Orion asked. "There was no sense of danger, and I am trying to look at every encounter as an opportunity to connect and learn something."
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
"It's already February, Orion, where did January go?" I asked my friend this morning. "I've seen you running around," Orion answered. "Are you going to get to slow down anytime soon?" "So much stuckness in the world to help with. But thanks for the reminder. I've been noticing my son's posts on FB the last few days, and realize what a good man and father he is. So, today I'm grateful for having seen all of my sons and daughter become such wonderful adults."