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Day 365, 2005
Day 365, 2005
I'm hold up at the Holiday Inn, Livermore,Ca. It's a damn nice place. Clean, warm and dry. Sia my canine companion has her own queen-size bed. She chooses the floor. Downstairs there's enough pasteries to give an elephant indigestion. Outside the weather's windy and and raining.
Compared to the living conditions of a billion or so other human beings I'm living the life of a king.
Last night I had dinner with my son and his family. It was the second time I've seen him this year and as many as in eight years.We are enjoying geeting to know one another. I was introduced to my daughter in-law as Dad and as Grandpa to my grandson and granddaughter for the first time. My grandson is three and my granddaughter is eighteen months old.My daughter in law is a natural blonde, blue eyed beauty. She has a Masters in Biochemestry from Cal-Berkley. My son and his family are in transtion from Sweden. His wife is a native of Stockholm but he is anxious to get settled in the states. They have a penthouse in Stockholm on the market after having spent the last eighteen months remodeling it doing much of the work themselves.I have seen pictures of it. Due to the stone composition of the building and space limitations much of the bathroom plumbing is exposed stainless steel. Much of the masonary work was done by a craftsman working for another client in the building, Tiger Woods.
My son and his wife live and move in world literally quite foriegn to me. I am very impressed by their elegance and their humbleness. After being in their presence for an hour one senses this is a very closely knit family.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of them today and perhaps the next year. I started this little road trip Tuesday evening. That evening as I droved I had no clear idea where I was headed other than south. I hadn't talked to my son since September. As the miles rolled by I made plans to visit Death Valley and then proceed to the central coast of California.Four days before I had discovered my son stayed state side last September and was living the the San Ramon area. My mother was uncertain about his families location. I decided to pass through on my return home.
During this trip each day has been a wonderful experience. I've lived them without expectation. It's an amazing life I live, as long as I take it one day at a time.
I tnink I'll have some instant oatmeal now.
1/11/2006 7:27 pm
1 day at a time..such sage advice |
Its good to be...ME