January, 2013

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Part as though you part not

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

“To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them — their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness. … Thoughts and concepts create an artificial barrier, a separation between human beings. Your interactions are then not rooted in Being, but become mind-based. Without the conceptual barriers, love is naturally present in all human interactions.” –Eckhart Tolle

I am surrounded by really neat, incredible, cool, energetic, creative people.  I get to have fun with them, laugh with them, and count on them.  I’m my happiest at my kitchen table or in a swimming pool being with friends [or family ….. or both].

Yesterday saw two of these A-listers at the departures level of our airport headed back to their current corner of the globe.  dvb, with his laugh and humour that make me from-the-heart smile… and Scott with his adventurous (almost mischievous) drive that makes for a day where pretty much anything can [and does] happen.

I’d already dealt with upcoming distance-again on Friday night while Lady Gaga sang “Edge of Glory” to our crew in a pretty sentimental and significant way, so that on Saturday afternoon I could just give a heartfelt hug and safe travels.  Knowing that we’ve had adventures in several cities and nearly every time and elevation possible, I’m pretty confident the next one will be both soon and epic.

And those were my holidays.

A time to connect.  To eat, to rest.  To ski.  To snowshoe [a first!].  To give and to get more than I deserve.  To waterslide.  To enjoy, stay up late, get up late, go to bed early, get up early.  To coffee. To hot tub and hot tub some more.  To breakfast.   To Connaught and Lake Bonavista.  To toast.  Say hellos,

and goodbyes,

knowing more hellos are not as far as they sometimes seem… in this web of interacting.