As we close in on my 1.8 billion seconds on this planet, we have just passed my 56th rotation around the sun. This may seem like a strange way to describe my time here, but maybe I need to have an excuse to justify being something different after now.
I hope you won’t mind or block my desire to change.
Life continues to evolve in a steady and predictable rate. Every day I can only attend to and adjust a small number of events, practices and patterns. I am constrained by time and energy from doing more. The recognition of meaningful change is really reflective pattern analysis. It is only through this process that I notice that I am say … less stressed, healthier or more emotional (to name just a few of dozens of quick disparate possible observations).
I therefore, today, notice that I am making a choice to be simpler, more are of my patterns and ready to start consistent changes BASED of reflection.
I took a trip an hour west of Sendai yesterday to a beautiful city called Yamagata. Yamagata is known for it’s great skiing and mountain spas… and a cool little bar called J’s Bar.
With the invitation of Jason, an English teacher, I met the owner Johnny and partook of an amazing musical experience. There is a bunch of guys from a town in the South that have completely embraced Ghanain drumming. They are called Folkian and they put on a great show. Here are a couple of pics and a link to a youtube video. What a great time. I also had the good fortune to meet a local resident, named Snowman, who is a ski nut. He has invited me back to Yamagata for some serious powder skiing once the snow flies. Yes!