I Can See 39 From Here...
Today, somewhere in West Texas, a slew of people I knew in an earlier life are congregating to celebrate two decades since we reigned our little dusty morsel of friday night lights. I assume it was homecoming at San Angelo Central High School. I hope maybe won this time...
Meanwhile, 1100 miles away, my pre-toddlin' son are spending the day playing wrastlin', rakin' leaves and writin' songs off the top of our heads -- these are our three Rs here in beautiful Columbus, Georgia. Our latest musical masterpiece -- "Chocolate, Son".
Nothing in the world has afforded me opportunity to share everything I've learned on this long journey more than being a Dad to Kai (戒). The way of respect and interest. A loving sensei (先生).
It's the inner-peace I learned from my childhood in Hawaii, the effervescence felt at thirteen when I became "born again" and especially, the universal harmony of an impromptu jam with people you've never met before -- this is movement. This combined result is why I title: SouthernZen.
Each, peace, joy, harmony, movement -- all together, without one slipping away, is how Kai and I spent my 20th class reunion.
One month from today, I will be one year away from my 40th year in this world. Hard to believe and what a gift given!
Class of 1989, I hope your day was as fulfilling as our own.
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