A twenty minute mile (sigh)
Yes...it took me twenty minutes to run one mile~
Of course I did have a helper~
It also brought me lunch with pops.
Greatest man in the world.
He brought me a book.
We share books. We talk about books. We dream of writing books. Well, I dream of writing books...and he...smiles.
He left a message on my answering machine yesterday, (yes, even my father gets it once in a while. All he said was~
"Here is one for you...just a teaser from this new book"
"Your mind does not know the way
Your heart has already been there
And your soul has never left it.
My new book: "The shift"
Mr. Dyer is going to
Take my life from ambition to meaning~
I sure hope he hurries.
I wonder what he would say about my twenty minute mile.
Dad is taking a trip next week all by his lonesome. Sometimes it makes me sad to think of him driving on a lonely highway. But he doesn't mind. In fact, three times a year he goes on a road trip all by his lonesome on purpose. (Everything he does has a purpose...you really should meet this man.) Sorry ladies...he has already x-nayed the dating idea.
He goes to remember three occasions:
The day he met my mother
The day he married my mother
And the day my mother was born...April 2 to be exact.
I asked him if he would be okay on this trip. He answered with a quote. He does that alot. This would be his answer~
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
He borrowed that one from Mr.Dyer.
I love how he throws me bits of wisdom and lets me marinate in them for a day or two. This quote is intense, but I like it.
I think I will let it marinate. I will miss him while he is on his trip. I hope in some... simple way he gets to feel mom on her birthday.
The day also brought me a creative moment with my children. We made animals from two liter bottles for the art festival.
The house smelled of spray paint and glue...I think it made me high, because I sure was happy.
My good friend just happened to stop by. PERECT! Finally I get caught on a good day...But then she saw the animals and the table...and I saw that look in her eye...
I'm such a bad mom...look.
"wow...I don't even get out the play dough" she sighed
Well of course I couldn't let her get away with that...because she is simply one of the most beautiful mothers I have ever known. Hands down...I couldn't hold a candle to her.
But we do that as women...there is always someone better out there.
I bet she doesn't know I have a twenty minute mile~