I got up this morning and got my thermals on, then a few more layers, pulled my hood up and headed out to chop kindling. I'm getting very good with an axe. KABLAM! The dog, a black lab, comes out to keep me company and play in the snow.
My pocket dimension is a clever collage of old memories woven with new desires. This must be what heaven is like. I feel calm, like there is a soft light inside my torso that gives me this constant peace.
When I was a child growing up in Oregon, I remember my father showing me how to chop wood-- be aware of my surroundings, and reading the grain of the wood for a clean split. And how to use a wedge and splitting maul.
I'm reading the new Seraphon book in anticipation of doing a report on that.
I also checked out two local shops. Mind Games was closed, so I headed to Demolition Games. I was very pleasantly surprised-- fastidiously clean, good smelling, well-stocked and with an attentive ans knowledgeable staff. I met some great people and got in at least part of a game of War Machine (played my Convergence vs Legion).
Then had some dinner and played a board game (Pandemic-- a Christmas present). So good times all around.
For those few of you who are reading, thanks for tuning in.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 10:22 PM