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The Way I See It #76

The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Waiku (um, Walku?) No. 1, Through the Glass Wind Chimes

Quiet, dark, alone,
no more my music playing.
Walks now are "training".

I don't want to appear completely derivative, so I'll give credit where credit is due. Thanks to The Old Bag and Doozyanner for the haiku/baiku seed. Most of my life I've been called Type A, tightly wound, perhaps even controlling . . . it's nice to see something that amuses me and put my own twist on it. I don't need to own the patent on everything.

In my ears right now: Precious Stones, of course. I blogged about it. Now I'll play it obsessively for days. The Bruce Willis tune, ". . . when I loosen up and down inside, de feets starts to slide . . . ."

Something that charmed me today: David, in staff meeting, giving the home dudes a delicately worded dissertation on bathroom etiquette. We all share just one.


  1. Why no music playing just because it's "training"? Can't training be fun, too? (I don't while on the bike because I have to hear traffic approaching, but otherwise...)

  2. I started to leave the iPod back when I began to use the Garmin and the heart monitor. I'll eventually enjoy ear candy again, but I'm juggling lots of devices out there. I've also been known (foolishly) to get too much into the music and not watch crosswalks closely enough in the urban jungle. Not good, as you know.


  4. Thank you for telling me! Actually, right now, it's NOT all that fun. I'm concentrating on so many new things I'm learning that it's not smooth or natural for me. I will hit my stride (so to speak) eventually, but right now all the gadgets make the furrow near my right brow deepen.

  5. Hopefully it's all a good challenge that keeps you interested for the time being.

  6. Oh, I am on such a sharp learning curve. Who KNEW I didn't know diddly about walking? I've done it for decades! I have read my Bible from start to finish and now am taking it slowly. I've made spreadsheets and calendars and I'm looking at weather history. I like this. I feel good to 1) challenge myself to kick it up a notch; and 2) feel up to the challenge.