4.16.2022

.” Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

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So much going on that I am excited to share. Until the time I can share it all comes I’m just going to say it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer at the beach. People are out and about. Muscle beach and the basketball courts are hoppin. The street vendors seem to be doing well. Lots of smiles on the boardwalk. I love it.

“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.”

— Mark Twain

I love that haze at the base of the mountains

The bike path was busy and in the above pic, to the right of the volleyball net you can see the giant drum circle that celebrates the setting sun on the weekends. Below what you can barely make out if you squint is a DJ setup with loud ass speakers booming and a growing crowd dancing. Hours later this evening as I write this I can still hear it through the window. Spring break vibes.

The graffiti park is hosting some dance music.

You can see the wind blowing the palm treetops pretty hard but it didn’t stop this crowd.

There’s a metaphor there I am certain of it.

“If I only knew then what I knew now” is a pet peeve of mine. I hate this saying. If you knew then what you knew now you would have still had to go through whatever lesson you went through to gain the realizations necessary to say “if I only knew then what I knew now”. It doesn’t work that way. It may sound a little dark to just make peace with and accept harsh realities. Good times don’t last forever. Nor do easy times. But we don’t tell stories of easy times. Not interesting ones at least.

Learn to fall and I am so serious. I encourage everyone to always be comfortable falling. If you are in no condition to fall go to a place with a foam pit. Fall in. Then little by little progress to being able to fall to the ground. I know it sounds silly but it builds something important. You will decrease your risk of injury tremendously and have a lot of fun doing it. Everyone should be able to fall on their backs on a trampoline and bounce back to their feet. Please try it.

Bravery is just doing the scary thing anyway.

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