I work for a software company in Redlands, CA, and on my commute from Moreno Valley, instead of having to take the congested freeways, I’m blessed with a journey through San Timoteo canyon. On my way there, I see picturesque, albeit decrepid, barns whose roofs are caving in from time and weathering by the elements and insects, no doubt. I see cows grazing in pastures, horses with their foals standing on new wobbly legs, orange groves for days, and the occasional pack of wild donkeys that feed on them.
A few days ago we had an impromptu thunderstorm in Southern California. It was beautiful! Not only did we get a light show, but it was warm enough to keep the windows open in the house while it was going on. The smell of rain waking up the earth is one of my favorite things. Though, I think that’s a product of growing up in Las Vegas where rain didn’t happen that often.
So, I woke up this morning at the crack of dawn like I normally do, and watched the sky go from black to dark blue, to a blue-ish gray. I watched as my neighbors got in their cars and went to work, and took their kids to school. The sky gradually lit up, and revealed a beautiful haze that made everything seem more still than it normally is. It was the symphony of birds chirping that stopped me in my tracks. It was still fairly dark outside, and the birds are chirp, chirp, chirping away. My two monitors are glowing, and my window is closed. It was then that I decided that I was just going to stop for a second, power down all my digitals, and open that window so I could hear that magick better.
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Last week I read an article on how much sleep you really need. I mean, I know that we all need a good nights rest; eight being that magic number, but this article gave me renewed inspiration. There were lots of great points in the article, and I vowed I was really going to try to get to bed early.
It always starts with good intentions. Night one, I was in bed by 10:30pm.