The alarm went off early this morning, the container from Brazil is arriving and my mother in law is very excited to get her things into her place and get a sense of home around her. Life is funny; you travel all over the world and somehow end up back “home.” the irony is "home" is wherever our heart is on the planet.
If I had my real cameras with me, I would have taken interesting images of people walking their dogs. The unspoken camaraderie or loyalty with elderly people and their companionship of elderly dogs walking down the street created many wonderful image opportunities. All I was missing was a long lens to capture the moment and do it justice. Instead, I sat around waiting for everyone to show up, I found the light and shadows interesting on the walls.
I never was much of a fan of hurry up and wait. Perhaps that is why I liked live entertainment and working the lab so much. You really don’t waste any time in life and you always have something to do. While I think the idea of a balanced life is nice to have, I also think if one wants to stretch and grow more, they should have that choice with how they use their time.
So this morning’s image is me sitting in a doorway, enjoying a cup of coffee, waiting for a container. I need to buy more sketchbooks, as I filled the last one up yesterday and I am so excited to take that one “fun” idea to create a market and brand further into development. That is why I love inventing or creating solutions to problems. It is simply fun for me.
While most of the work I have been doing like the entertainment technologies with human senses, Augmanity and Agrowvillage - it takes years to see progress. What is nice is to throw in a few short term ideas where you can see things changes by days, hours and minutes – not spend months and years to take one step.
Another part of what I wanted to write about is when we broke the seal on the container and i saw it packed floor to ceiling with stuff. It is a mystery how we get attached to our “stuff” and somehow how we feel we need more “stuff” to make our lives complete. I pray none of you ever has to go through an experience where you loose all your “stuff” because I must confess, that experience truly sucks, particularity if you had a lot of “stuff.”
In hindsight, that experience with 9-11 was actually a blessing for the following years. It is really amazing how little stuff I want, or need. In the process, somehow blinders came off in the past 10 years where maybe I learned something from the old men in the desert who only have what they wear for possessions.
When you have little to worry about with “stuff” it is amazing how many other things you can do to help others. I have no words that can explain how the process works, only that you wait and are blown around to places with no idea or clue of what is happening, yet, good things happen.
I don’t think the words will do the message much good. As I think to learn the lesson one has to almost experience the process of gain and loss – all so that one can gain something that no amount of money can purchase.
Have a great day. Let go of some of your “stuff.” Be it physical, or emotional. There is no need for anyone to carry it around. It just gets heavy.
Why do we keep trying to acquire "more stuff" so we carrying it around with us. mr spock would say, "it is illogical."