Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Absence and the flaming 4.

I've been out of blogdom for a season. We hit the road with Christopher (and new wife Suzanne) Williams and Ashley Cleveland. I don't write about that stuff normally, but it's been a life-changer. They are a JOY to be with, and it's made traveling an exciting idea again. We are playing together, during each of our sets, making for a community of music. Lots of hymns and spirituals, which are meant for singing together. Beyond the music, there's a lot of pitching in during the day counting t-shirts, etc. It's the aspect I call "living the dream."

So, another delay is found in the Enneagram. I'm what a friend called a "flaming 4." I have the notion that she means I'm a cartoon version of that personality type, or exaggerated to quite an absurd degree. This makes me happy to know, somehow. It also explains manic blogging about my deep-down insides, and the ability to sink my head and heart into some artistic endeavor for a bit. And then leave it. Basically, at the end of the character traits, it gives some ideas of things I can be mindful to repent for, based on my "wiring."

All that to say, I've sunk my head and heart into little movies on my computer. I've done a music video for 50 Cent's "In The Club" with the Superfriends. Another art piece with the legion of doom, and then last night at 2am I finished my son and daughter's music video for "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine." It was fun to play rock star, and see my son have fun with that too. Let's work all that nonsense out now, before he leaves early for med school in 15 years.

Good to be back.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

When I am old...

I was struck about something in conversation with Carlen, tonight. If I make it to senior citizenship, I'm not going to gather my grandkids around the fireplace and share with them all the great nights of sleep I enjoyed.

The stories will come from the nutty and impractical - I'd be kickin' it in the Nashvegas latenight on occasion and get some great story to tell, should I forego the sleep and make the journey north.

Like a drunk japanese steakhouse owner kicking my friend's car.

Now, to find: ho·me·o·sta·sis (hō'mē-ō-stā'sĭs)

n. The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.