Sooo many things happening! I’ll give you the quick recap:
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Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve made an update! So much has been going on, personally and professionally, I find myself sitting down to post and then not knowing where to start. And boom – just like that, it’s a new year.
If I’m going to take any of my own advice and be ready for 2018 and all it’s coming adventures… then I have to remember this:
I reflect upon the life of a man. He wasn’t a politician, a movie star, a scientist, or a doctor. He didn’t raise armies or make brilliant discoveries, didn’t fight for world peace, or have claim to any riches. He was a father, a son, a grandfather, a brother. My dad.
He taught me to always try to be kind, but to never fail to be smart. To follow my dreams, and to always, always do everything from a place of passion, love, and heart. I will always remember his smile and see the reflection of his eyes looking back at me when I look in the mirror. I will remember the good times, and the bad. I will remember his lessons. I will remember his love. And I will try to keep living my life and reaching for the heights that would make him proud.
It’s been a little over a week. I’ve looked at so many pictures, relived so many memories. I’m sad, frustrated, angry, and at a loss. Grief ebbs and flows. I remember silly stories at random, like the time you dressed up like your mother for Halloween, or how you’d always order your dessert with your meal. I remember moments, frozen in the flow of my memories; sitting on your shoulders to grab a peach from our backyard tree, learning how to drive, fishing together. Those ridiculous but delicious little “breakfast” sandwiches you make us on summer vacation. I miss you, dad. I miss hearing your voice on the phone. I miss getting your gardening advice. I miss the way you’d tell me to “just be careful” up here in NYC and how I’d roll my eyes. I miss your laughter.
I miss you. So much.
I love you, daddy.
This is a short one today, but I just wanted to put it out there.
This of all – happy Monday! Happy August! Happy. Happiness… Happiness: what is that so often talked about, always sought after, elusive, life-changing feeling?
The history making storm has now come and gone, and a lot of us are still picking up (or rather, shoveling up) the mess Jonas left in his wake.
And so 2015 has come to an end, and 2016 has already begun! It was a relaxing heralding to the new year – being away from the big city in the small city of Eastport, Maine. Snow was on the ground, deer wandered the streets, the nights were cold, the air crisp. No phone service, limited internet. It was awesome.
I think we forget, sometimes, the need to unplug. To take a step back, look at the world around us, reflect, and just… be.
There’s more to be said. Lots to do (did you make any resolutions? Goals? Dreams?). It will come. For now… just take a deep breath.
2016 – here we go.
“You say that emotions are overrated. But that’s bullsh*t. Emotions are all we’ve got.”
We recently saw the movie Youth with Michael Caine, Rachel Weiss and Harvey Keitel. I suppose it would be classified as an “indie” film, as it wasn’t given a very wide distribution.