Those who know me in the real world know I practice random acts of kindness all the time. At certain times of the year they are not so random ( Christmas donation of hat/gloves/scarves ). Those who know me in the real world also know that time and dates/days have very little impact on my life. With time being relative and technically the date and days are so far off from the actual universal clock what does it matter…. But that’s an all together longer topic than I care to type out on my phone…. Anyhow those who know me know that if it didn’t happen today then my normal go to phrase is “the other day” which day?? Hell if I know lol, but it wasn’t today that much I do know.
So the other day 😉 I was at my friends restaurant and lounge. Kraftworks and I ran into a group of people who were admiring one of the paintings I have up. I was introduced to the table, we chatted enjoyed a pleasant conversation then I went on my way. Later that evening while at Maven, I ran into this group of people once again… Yes Salem is a small town when you live,work,play within a 3 block radius. So here I am making small talk at the bar when I decide this very charming group of people need a bottle of wine, from me 🙂 as I’m leaving I have the wine delivered because I really don’t want it to be a big deal. Yes it was good wine, I probably should of joined them but that wasn’t the purpose. In complimenting me on my work and being very kind in general they made me happy. I figured I’d return the “warm fuzzy” feelings via wine. I left…the wine was delivered I figured that would be the last I’d hear of it. Well this morning,very early I receive a txt saying that some art appreciators had come by and left something at the restaurant for me and it had now been slid under my door.
Not only is the card a beautiful vintage photo of a Hawaiian beachfront hotel but all three people wrote some truly kind things. Which by the way is a wonderful way to start any day.
Words I woke to:
Benjamin, I wanted to reiterate just how amazing your work is. Your piece in Kraftworks blew my family and I away. Thank you for the surprise at Maven. You’re a beautiful soul and it was such a pleasure to met you.
So today started right. As far a the ole Parkinson’s adventure goes….it could be better but I can’t really complain. Well I could complain a lot but it wouldn’t change anything nor would it really serve any purpose. On the up side my assistant is settling in nicely to her role in my life, I have an intern starting on a regular basis very soon and I’m looking into a paid position for someone local to act in a “caregiver” status to help shuttle my ass to Dr appointments,groceries and errands that come up. I’ll know next week what piles of paperwork I need to do to make that happen.
Thanks for coming by today as always it was lovely to see you, I’ve missed you being here with me. I hope where ever you are and what ever your doing that it brings you joy. Life is to short to spend a great deal of time unhappy.
That being said,
Much love and light.
“A life in progress”
Of all the souls I’ve kissed and missed yours is by far the brightest, said the moon to the sun.