My grandmother passed away this weekend. She was 95. I'm a little sad, but also I think she had a very long and enjoyable life. She was a pianist and organ player, and a music teacher for many many years. I used to play piano for her when i was growing up, which made her very happy. She played regularly well into her 70's, and still played a bit here and there into her 80's and 90's.
It would be nice to have a passion that would last a lifetime. Here's to you grandma...
So it's a Saturday morning, and life is pretty good today. I had a really nice evening, hanging out with some friends / co-workers at Kelly's mission rock in SF. then had some great sushi with my wife at Hamano sushi, a local restaurant at Noe Valley. we came home and went to bed and i got a good night's rest. sometimes i get stressed out over little shit, but last night i just didn't have any stress on my mind, it was just... well it was just *nice*, y'know? ommm, and all that.
Sometimes it's easy to forget how good life is. I'm not in the middle of a war, or repressed by government (ok, at least not totally ;), or fighting poverty or homelessness or searching for food. I'm not killing myself with an active addiction, or freaking out over some career or relationship. in fact, even when i thought it was tough last year when i was unemployed for a while, wasn't sure if i could pay the bills, well that turned out to be ok. so i'm not saying i haven't had trials and tribulations to deal with -- lord knows i have. but even most of that stuff is a breeze compared to what some people have to deal with in life. So i guess all i'm saying is it's amazing to have a weekend when it's just wonderful to enjoy the sun on your face. i think we all take that for granted sometimes. i try not to.
ok, so enough about enjoying the good life. i just wanted to make sure i stopped to smell the roses. don't forget to do that.