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  • I love to meditate.

    Sometimes, it is difficult to find time, but often, I manage quite well. This morning, by 8 AM, I had had three meditation sessions.

    I was pleased by Lucas Lai's daily story today and decided to do another meditation, in honor of his story.
  • I sat right where I was and followed breaths. It felt so pleasant and peaceful I did not want to stop.
  • I heard the clock ticking. I heard the refrigerator kick on, rumble for a while, and fall silent again. I heard a single dog bark thrice. I heard my thoughts parade through and fade away. My worries about commitments, about my mother-in-law in the hospital.
  • I have tinnitus. I hear the high pitched and somewhat variable sound, like an old television warming up. I can rest in that sound. I used to think of it as the sound of the energy of the Universe, the song of the spheres, the force that holds things together. I can spread out into it and relax.

    I can almost sleep inside it, and still be awake.
  • Then I remember there are things to do.

    And I think, "Don't just do stuff, sit there." So I sit another minute.

    OK, but time to do stuff now.
  • We're been traveling. Visiting relatives, brother, daughters, grandchildren. My mother in law is back in the hospital. I am doing the Iowa fiction mooc. Cannot keep up with everything. Dunno how people do it. Miss being here regularly. XOX

    IMAGE: Photo by me in Yosemite.
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