Friends and family are busy pursuing careers, preparing for careers, recovering from careers. Some battle vicissitudes of mind and body. Some caught up in travels, causes, or raising families. And some, all the above. I find myself in a singular position among my compadres it seems. A brief hiatus. Or waystation perhaps.
It’s like I’ve joined an academy or monastery on a distant
continent. Where the tapestry of my day consists of meditation,
exercise, fasts; an immersive study of artificial intelligence, the
physics and aesthetics of sound and design of neoteric instruments.
The study of foreign language, chess tactics, writing, magic, and
art. And the pursuit of 100 designs (#7 currently) —trinkets and
wares made to sell, or give away, from the back of a nomadic gypsy
junk tacking in the winds and waves of digi
This curriculum is punctuated, during the day, with walks down ancient streets of colonial architecture, laid upon indigenous pathways and cobblestone trails along sacred rivers. Casual lunches and sidewalk cafes. Night time breaks with wine and Netflix, reading on the couch or romantic dinners out.
When I was young, I used to dream of entering such eclectic schools of magic and science (long before Hogwarts.) Be careful what you wish for, you just might end up there.