Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tending to the New Year

I had this idea that once the holidays were over things would not be quite so frenetic.

Heh.

What may you ask am I doing / will be doing with my time?

  • This coming weekend a visit with Fluellen in FL.
  • The next to RI & MA to escape the hoards of reveling masses who will ascend/descend on DC (not much of a fan of crowds) - and get in a visit with Lady Apollo, a member of Bauhaus, hopefully Sweet Bro as well as Mr/s A, and of course the Mathematician and Artist.
  • The following weekend to Charlottesville to visit a couple more members of Bauhaus and attend a workshop at Ashtanga Charlottesville.
  • The final weekend of January, the Mathematician and the Artist will be in town for a show and will be working with them.
In an ideal universe, it would be nice I could do all of those things I've wanted to start doing - sketching/writing during my lunch break, simplifying and eliminating clutter in my apartment (in turn creating a space conducive to artwork, writing, mediation, sleeping, you know the basics), and maybe get myself a haircut.

Optimistically looking at things, I've certainly been taking small steps to achieve them. You know, utilizing those odd minutes here and there to clean, organize, etc. Like this morning's post practice/getting ready for work bathroom cleaning.

Totally stoked about that.

Maybe what I'm hoping to achieve is, to take some of the discipline that my ashtanga practice has cultivated and apply it to the other 22 odd hours of my day. No small task when you take into account everything from daily work to tending to friends and the self. Besides, what's the purpose of a day, or an hour, or a minute or a second (for that matter) but to mark the passage of time?

In toto,

2009 is going to be a great year - it will involve a lot of work and patience - but it will be a great year.

There's a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon.



...and a bathroom that's clean.

4 comments:

the mathematician said...

Does this mean you are going to go through some of your "stuff" when you come to RI? You may find some interesting things . . .

Portside said...

Of course!

Out of curiosity, what do you mean when you say "interesting things?"

LI Ashtangini said...

I do love a clean bathroom. I have three, can you come clean one of mine???? :)

Portside said...

You do realize I'm probably not going to be able to make it up to the NY area for at least a few months...