Yesterday being my birthday, I thought today would be the appropriate day to give myself the proverbial kick in the pants and write something in this long neglected blog. Today is the 103th day of the year and this will be only the 4th post.
The easiest place to start would be to give a general run down of how I've been occupying my time since my last post. I wish I could say that I've been spending time on the list but, sadly, I've only read 3 of the 100 books; Watcher from the Shore and No Reason for Murder by Ayako Sono and The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni. I've read two other books not on the list - A Guide to Christian Meditation, by John Bartunek and Carmen, by Prosper Mérimée.
During these past few months, I've spend an inordinate amount of time watching movies and reruns of T.V. programs on Netflix. The T.V. programs being, Columbo, Dr. Who, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple, along with reruns of Inspector Lewis and Wallander. ( Have I forgotten any?.....surely not).
In my view , the best movie movie I've seen so far this year is U-Carmen eKhayelitsha. The movie is a 2005 South African remake of Bizet's Carmen sung entirely in the African language of Xhosa . Hearing songs sung in Xhosa has lead me to discover Click Songs, but discussion of that is for another time.
Coming back to this blog has opened up the flood gate of inspiration regarding the events and ideas I want to write about; obviously, it would be impossible to put down everything in this particular post. I will, however, list a few things that I'll be writing on in the coming weeks:
1) My plan to take myself off my current medications.....returning to a regular meditation schedule, a change of diet and more time on the treadmill.
2) Our upcoming trip to Philippines.
3) Our plan to eventually leave the United States for good.
I might even spend a bit of time writing on current events.