Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Almost A New Year

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

By the time I got to work my arm was tired from waving at all the motorcycles and scooters I passed on the way.

It was a little cooler than it has been, but the forecasters were talking a quick warm-up and a beautiful day. When I rode up and saw the Black Harley I knew the weather wouldn't dare disappoint.

The window washer had moved around the corner from where we park. He finished our side of the building last evening after I left. So far it has been pretty uneventful.

It is now officially Autumn and there are signs. Some of the trees aren't as green as they once were. Some leaves have fallen. Many plants are beginning to look tired.

And it seemed to me the sunset had a distinctive Autumn look, although I would be hard pressed to explain why I thought so. Nonetheless I did.

I'm taking the next few days off. Going to make some music with some friends, read some of my poetry, and help call in the New Year. It is the year 5775 as Jews reckon time. That's a while.

I had to buy a new suit. My old suit isn't worn out or out of style. It is simply way too big for me now. It was too big last year but I wore it anyway. This year there was no way. I was lucky to get the sales clerk I did. I would have bought too big for me. No more 46R or even 44L. I'm a 42R. No more 40" waist. I'm a 34". I don't know how much I weigh. My weight has never been a focus for me. It has been about my health. Ironically, I eating in ways I was told not to, yet I'm off both my cholesterol and my blood pressure medications.  My years of being nearly vegan saw both rise. Go figure.

Time off is challenging for me. That said, I'm looking forward to some rest. It has been a long 18 months as the Courts transitioned to e-filing. I'm tired.

  • 49F/9C for the ride to work with enough clouds to make the sky interesting.
  • 74F/23C and just plain gorgeous for the ride home.


  1. Keith relax, enjoy your time off and rejuvenate your soul. If there is one thing I've learned over the last week, life is not a promise or a tangible thing, it can change in an instant, so we have to live it with verve. Rest easy my friend and chill.

    1. I did what you commanded my Princess. I rested and enjoyed my time off. That said, I was definitely ready to go back to work. I like the routine.

      And, yes, life is precious.

  2. I too hope you get a chance to relax on your days off.

    Great job on shedding inches and getting off the meds. Do what works for you.

    1. Thanks, Brandy. It has been a great adventure.

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    1. Indeed! May it be a sweet year for us all. We made great music. We were really cooking. Great stuff.

  4. Autumn definitely has a vibration that some recognize at their core. Kim and I both feel it -- there's a dull recognition that something fleeting, fading, moving away. It can generate some melancholy moments for me along with pure ecstasy. Hard to figure.

    Love the autumn skies like the one in your photo. I hope to ride through many in the coming days and weeks.

    Have a great time off!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

    1. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year. September is probably the pick month to be in St. Louis. That said, with the mild Summer I find myself becoming kidnapped by what might be. My challenge will be to stay in the present. I can't say this is an unfamiliar challenge :^)