By Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Radivoje Bukvic, Mathieu Busson
We took time today to get out and go see a movie we had been looking forward to seeing. It's not often we see films on their opening day but it was one I really wanted to see as did Britt (Youngest). Even Chuck eventually fell into the excitement and had fun. After commenting yesterday about noise, maybe it's strange that the movie we looked forward to so much was 'Taken 2.' It was excellent and everyone had a good time. Knowing some of the background of what went into making the film made it even more fun for at least one of us.
Tomorrow will mean more housework but such is life. Still, a comment made by Britt a few nights ago made me think. She asked if I had added any more to Bear's story. It's a children's story I have worked on but set aside while doing other things. She also asked if I had been practicing my music. To both questions I could only respond in the negative and that saddened me. My mountain dulcimer and bowed psaltery both sit on the loveseat in the bedroom. The keyboard gathers dust in the hallway. For that matter, even the sewing machine sits unused as do the easel and brushes. Perhaps it really is time to search a bit more for the person I used to be. The difference is... this time I will stay here and reflect on how each bit of progress can be marked and defined, possibly even shared from time to time.
Since I have not had any place to sincerely plant any roses or garden at all, for that matter, my writing and my music had become my garden. Perhaps one little nudge, one small reminder has urged me to stop and smell the roses once more.