Still missing my cat… thought I saw him in the house early this morning.
, and I have started doing t’ai chi in the mornings. Well, we did it today, anyway. We’ll see if we can keep up with it over the next few days, until they go off to Brushwood. Me, I’m trying to get my house into some semblance of order and pattern so that I can work effectively at my desk or dining room table.
Finished reading Forrest’s book. Part of me is blown away, and part of me wonders how much of it is accurate or true. He doesn’t strike me as a lunatic, or at all otherworldly — if anything, he’s all-worldly. He’ll be disturbed to learn that I’ve read the whole thing so quickly, and so I think I’ll keep silence about that with him for a while, at least until I’ve read the whole thing a few times. Once through is either not enough at all, or too much. So I think I’ll try to read it three or four times this summer, and then see where I am.
It’s kind of like The Lord of the Rings in a non-fiction way… each time I re-read a section, I discover some new insight, as when I read LotR for the fifth or sixth time, and discovered twenty-seven words in just Return of the King that I’d never encountered before.
Forrest challenges me in a variety of ways, and encourages me to go beyond what I already know how to do. He’s shown me the value of being a carpenter, a woodworker, and an outdoors-man in the last few days, a player of cool games, a martial artist, a musician, a scientist, and a philosopher. I think I was some of these things before… now I understand to some degree why I find these things so vital in my life. This is good.
and I deepened our relationship further in the last few days. I managed to convey how one issue is holding us back, and she managed to convey how difficult that one issue is for her to manage. We’ll work it out together. says she feels more confident about it, and she gave me some things to think about and work on as well. It just keeps getting better.