‘Caryopteris’ as our newest contributor

Caryopteris sent BrainHaveFun the email to post.  We welcome him and will enjoy his post.

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Spring for me is the return of daily walks and chance encounters with other walkers, runners, drivers, and spectators.  I used to ignore them all — or try to — till Master Choi encouraged me this year to reach out and engage people I normally would not.

I don’t understand how, but I am being stopped more for directions.  Inexplicably, some drivers are pausing and waving before turning into shopping malls so that I can walk ahead of them.  Today at a gas station I had a lovely talk with the owner of a 1962 Cadillac that had more of its original parts than either of us.

As far as I can tell, there is nothing different about me except for a new willingness to engage people I do not know.  Apparently, willingness is enough!

I wish that were all I have to report.  Unfortunately, pumped full of adrenalin after a Suburban Ussault Vehicle has taken aim at me (it happens once a week in my neighborhood where sidewalks are rare as Mondrian sculptures), I deeply wish Harmony Meditation taught a “Leap Off Road into Rosebush” form in its Tai Chi classes.  I do not yet easily recover my composure (or staunch the bleeding!) when distracted drivers interrupt my moving meditations!

2 Comments on “‘Caryopteris’ as our newest contributor”

  1. Amazing how some willingness can make immediate changes in your life. I like how your change was inside but made an outside effect for you. I’m glad your new willingness brought you to the blog so I can interact with you as well. Look forward to reading your next post!

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