Simon the Adventurer


Bumming and Booming
March 7, 2011, 7:54 am
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It seems as though there are times in which we run headfirst into our own mortality.  Repetition in exciting and fun, but potentially dangerous, activities is asking for trouble.  It’s only a matter of time, no matter how careful, we will trip up, it’s human nature, we expect the same result (definition of insanity) a “grandly fantastic day” every time, and the unthinkable happens and we/I end up with a bum leg.  I haven’t skied but once in the past week, I broke my streak at 110 days.  After having moved so very fast down hill I have come to a stand still, moments seem like time is in slow motion.  The usual cooking of breakfast is slowed to a  crawl, the pop and hiss of my eggs appears to be grossly elongated because there is no rush to get me to the gondola line, totally bummed.

But Boom! there are a great many things that need to be done.  Finished my taxes, Boom!  Reorganized my website, Boom! (3waves.smugmug.com check out Steamboat under Landscapes)  I have showered regularly, Boom! (seriously there is a direct negative ratio of ski:shower days)  I’m about to finish reading a book, Boom!  What to do with all the time?  Pretty big fan of making other peoples days it doesn’t take much, Give wine to my coworkers, Boom!

Soon I will heal and be back on the snow, I will cherish the day, Boom!

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There was a great November
November 14, 2010, 9:01 pm
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There was a great November,
the snow it fell down deep,
filled with things to remember,
The days were short, down to sleep.

To live well to live in richness of spirit, a goal sought out by many but oftentimes as fleeting as the seasons.  I have looked back upon life, brought about as only a birthday can, the past few years have been magnificent.  The wonderful memory aid that is photography has played a large part in the reminiscent process.   I have taken many thousand photos in all, a glimpse of time that can only be relived in memory, every shot tells a story.  Upon looking I had the chance to reconnect with friends and places distinguishing moments from yesteryear.  Forgotten memories remembered:

Those simple thoughts brought about by good archiving.  Archive and live well.



Those Seceret Places
July 26, 2010, 12:46 am
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Everyone has them weather they notice them or not they are always there.  Those little places that only you know a place where the sun shines just right so a sunset reflects off the water in just such a way that it makes you want to sing.  Those places might even be in plane sight it just depends on how you look at it that makes it good.  That place you find the good stuff and can spend some time alone, up and above all the mess.  Where you go to find rest.

After a long few weeks without much “down time” it’s nice to know that those places are still there waiting.