The early morning autumn air is flowing through the window, cooling the space to a point where it is not terribly cold, but warm enough for me to want to put some regular clothes on. I am not sure if prayer is over and meditation will start, or perhaps I will simply go back to be and get some sleep. Yesterday had no exercise, so the stress of the day might still be in the bloodstream. I have learned there is two ways to get rid of the effects of stress, sleep, or exercise.
It is interesting when you find yourself in a different mode or speed than the normal scurry of people all being busy with life. Call it a time where priorities make their way and supersede all the lists of things one normally does. In this case, death of a family member. I still am taken aback by how such an amazing process seems to be covered over with the gunk and stuff of humans making life more complicated and regulated than it probably ever needs to be. Why? Because people are people and it seems like it is easier to apply more rules and expect no common sense out of them.
An example is the cancellation of a plane ticket last week. The company was very quick in telling me it could only be cancelled based on medical reasons, and when I sent the required medical forms, I have yet to hear from them. It is like, “no you can’t do that, but if you send us what we ask for, we will just take our sweet time inside our bureaucracy and hope you forget about the issue.”
It is simply another reason why the idea of going out in a rural area of the world is more appealing to me. A few days ago, I was walking around a small farm and commenting how there was life and peace on the land. I don’t get the same feeling when walking in midtown Manhattan. The latter is fun and allows a plethora of things to do and see, but after traveling the planet, a lot of what I am seeing as “new” today is merely a rehashing of something done not too long ago.
There is going to be a renaissance of sorts with creativity, but I wonder if it will be led by artificial intelligence and robots? There will always be humans wanting to take credit for something they didn’t do or create, so I wonder if the actual creator in the machine will ever get credit or royalties. I wager a human lawyer will come up with a way to protect the rights of a giant corporation’s creative rights.
Today I am actually a bit stunned in that I am looking at the first day since I don’t’ remember where there is actually nothing to do for my dad. It is an odd finality this morning. all of the funeral arrangements and orders have been put together and today I realize there is no need to get in the car to go have morning coffee with him. I will admit that in some respects I am very sad, as I enjoyed the time with just the two of us. At the same time, I am overjoyed that his suffering is over, and he is off wandering around with the rest of gods stardust and enjoying a place that I doubt any of our human bodies can really comprehend.
All the other folks are sleeping. Perhaps I will just start back at getting into my work. Have a nice day.