What a fantastic few days… weeks… It’s been warm and sunny with bright blue skies and although it was freezing at night in Calgary, there’s been no sign of those cold temperatures here… yet! The Okanagan was gorgeous, the Counselling conference I attended was was good (although little did I know the 3 years of pure ‘legal hell’ it would initiate!) and the UNESCO conference was incredible. I even found some dancing in Vernon and had a cha-cha lesson!
I miss being with my sweet granddaughter and seeing her hopeful little face each day, greeting me with “Mornin… Oreo?”. Every day we took a walk to the park with the dog – it was the main theme of my whole summer.
It makes me realize how important and special it is to have our kids in our lives. For me being able to see and ‘be with’ my past and my future makes sense of the present? It would have been nice to spend more time with my oldest grandson too – I guess 12-year-old boys prefer hanging out in the park to sitting with their grandmother!?! Duh!!
Thomas SkydivingMy youngest son – seen here falling out of a plane – is the best website designer you’ll find and CEO of Edge22. He is about to move into his first ‘real’ apartment with a balcony looking out to the park and the ocean beyond… My idea of heaven – which ridiculously I would never have dreamed of actually having? Crazy. He’s found the place – the city – he belongs in right now and has done exactly what he needs to do to ‘live in his moment’ in the very best way he can. Fantastic! Some friends and I were talking about this earlier today; how the young seem more able to grasp ‘today’ and run with it without worrying so much about the past and wondering about the future. I was always a bit too busy ‘saving for a rainy day’ to enjoy the sunshine today?!
It’s been a good few months for thinking and for writing – I guess it always is? I really do love this life. I went to a dinner theatre to see a play called ‘Tuesdays With Morrie” in a little village called Rosebud. Rosebud is just outside of Calgary, where the whole town is centred around the theatrical school, the restaurant and the theatre. The play was about a dying professor sharing his life experience with one of his past students, now a successful sports-caster. Nice, great food for thought and somehow very meaningful for me.
I had such a lot to say but now it seems I’m just content; feeling quiet…
To be here, sitting in the sun in a room with a wall to wall, floor to ceiling window, on the 12th floor of the Sheraton Wall at the UNESCO ‘The Memory of the World in the Digital Age’ conference. I just shook hands with Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist from Google, who was one of the speakers and told him I’m in love with his brain! He laughed. Seriously though, I have never heard a more perfect symphony of energy and logic. He answered every question exactly and then added his views. I think if we had a man like this for our political leader, the whole world would come together and ‘make sense’?
I will just close my eyes for a moment and let the last few month wash over me… I’m overwhelmed. I know I should be writing… But you know what I think of ‘shoulds’!!