Last Wednesday I was sitting in my bike shop, talking to my good friend and mechanic Sygnan. He’s done so much marvelous work for me over the years and our conversations are rich.
What are you going to do tonight, Sygnan?
I’ll watch a movie at home.
No, I have a box.
And so we began chatting about the wonders of an android box, through which just about every film in existence, including those still in theatres, is available for home viewing. Plus it’s legal.
My heart quickened. I admit I was zeroed in on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, but any movie? What an orgy of delight! I love love stories … bet I’ll be able to find a hundred great ones. I love history stories … the whole past of the world will soon be laid out before me. Night after night of watching the best in cinema. Heaven.
Sygnan told me where to buy the android box and I headed there forthwith. The salesman was knowledgeable and friendly and soon I was heading home with my treasure. I plunked the valuable little device on my washer and knew that tomorrow I’d hook everything up.
Thursday was a busy day and that evening I just didn’t feel like figuring things out, so the box continued its sojourn with the washer.
Friday I had places to go and people to meet. No time for reading long instruction sheets.
Saturday I glanced at the washer as I was heading out and thought “That’s odd. I haven’t done a darn thing to make this happen. Oh well.”
And then there’s today. As I allowed my eyelids to part in the early hours, and as my brain started to put two and two together, it came to me:
I don’t want to watch endless movies
I lay there and thought deep about the person I’ve become. My excitement as I drove from the bike shop to the computer store was an unconscious variety. An old version of Bruce was gung ho for an old version of what was fun … prolonged sessions of absorbing the best in cinema. Apart from my aberrant interest in the latest Mamma Mia, I don’t want to sit on my couch letting the energy flow into me. I want energy to flow out of me … to my fellow human beings. I want to participate with other voyageurs in the Evolutionary Collective Global Community. I want to sit down and have heart-to-hearts with local folks. I want to write these blog posts, every day if I’m up to it.
(Speaking of “Bruce’s Blog”, you’ll be happy to know that, on average, I’ve posted every day for the last 69. Occasionally I’d miss a day, but in the spirit of anality perhaps, I’d double up the next day.)
So, for the remaining 38 years of my life (good luck on that), I intend to put things out there far more than drawing in movies, books, newspapers and TV sports. And if I’m reading a book or watching some remarkable recently released musical, I’ll do so in the spirit of being nourished so that I may nourish others.
Who I was yesterday is not who I am today
Who I am today is not who I will be tomorrow
I wonder who that person will be