Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Go with the flow

I don't seem to be able to settle on one particular thing to write about so I guess its yet another go with the flow post and just see what comes out on my key board.

I have been thinking about the movie "Its a Wonderful Life" today.  I wonder what the angel would show me.  Whose life have I touched in a way that made them go in the right direction when if I hadn't been there they would have gone the wrong direction.  I'll never know but I really would like to know.  Sometimes I do feel like if I wasn't here, no one would really notice.   That seems a bit maudlin.  Am I just fishing for people to tell me I'm important and matter to them??  Probably.

Its Wednesday night and as usual I'm sleepy.  I routinely stay up too late and so as the week progresses the sleep deficit builds up.  I love to stay up to 11 p.m. and watch TV.   Then I get in bed and feel compelled to read for about 30 minutes or until I can't keep my eyes opened.  So I don't usually get to sleep till 11:30 p.m.  Then I'm up at 6 a.m. for work.  6 hours and 30 minutes of sleep a night is not quite enough sleep for me.  By Wednesday or Thursday, I'm yawning lots and telling myself I should get to be bed early but rarely do I listen to that sensible advice.

I took a four mile walk at Palo Alto Baylands tonight.  I started at 4:05 p.m. and finished at 5:25 p.m.  It was beautiful as the entire walk was during sunset and the start of moonrise.  I especially liked it when the sun dipped behind the Skyline ridge and turned the sky a wonderful pinky red color.  I plodded along and just got to look and look at the sky.  Then I peered to my left and there was the moon rising and it was reflected in the bay also.  It was quite incredible to see sunset to the right and moonrise to the right.  I also saw coots, ducks, and pelicans on the water.   Moments like this make me appreciate life more.  Its amazing that I live somewhere like this where I can be admiring the ocean, mountains, etc. just minutes from home.

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