First of all "Oh La La" I can't believe how time has slipped away this year like sands through the hour glass... I had the best intentions of writing in October with a snappy title called.... "Fourteen Weddings And A Bar Mitzvah" in brief the year after I graduated from college... I knew a lot of people who wanted me to be part of their wedding festivities either as a guest or singer... and one lucky couple celebrating the milestone of their son's life... If you will bear with me I have the outline and notes and I'll write all about it in January... a couple things to consider between now and then... weddings seem to be more associated with an age range or at least a mind set... and they bring out either the very best in people or the absolute worst for some reason.
I will add that through the years I've been to almost every conceivable type of nuptials from White Tie to bare naked at the beach... one thing that they all have in common is that Champagne and wedding cake continue through the years to be my favorite food and beverage... So I hope you will come back in January and read all about it...
Last month I had planned to write a bit about all that we have to be thankful for in life and that a lot of people are really angry and mean right now... I can think of a few things that have contributed to this... but seriously in all the years I've been walking around on this planet... I've never seen anything like it... I have a few theories if you come back in February... in a nut shell the last couple years have been a big lesson in humanity and humility for me... and from it I've emerged as someone with a new mindset that I don't have the energy to do certain things or be around certain kinds of people anymore... if something or someone is draining me of peace of mind or happiness... I'm letting go and moving on... but more on that in a couple months.... I was also going to write briefly and give you an introduction to being a living organ donor... I don't want to write about this completely until it's all in the rearview mirror... but looking through my notes I realized I would have to do a little prologue or it's going to be too long as it's already broken down into two parts... part one is written... and part two is pending...
And finally this month I had planned to write about what is lost and what is found in life... and it's (if I may say so myself) one of the best excerpts I've written here... so plan on stopping by in March... I'll give you a little taste... I've been thinking about people and places and my involvement in some of the shenanigans over the years... and I realized that some of the coolest people I've met have had really colorful pasts, and they took risks and made bad choices and learned hard lessons... and I'm really lucky to be one of those people... and I had also planned my usual December of thanking you for sticking with me here and coming back every month for a read and to wish you a joyous and bright holiday season... I hope you will come back in January and continue this journey... bundle up and keep warm and remember that sometimes in the winds of change we find the right direction.
As the year is drawing to a close... please consider that if you are looking for something new... don't look in the same old places for it... finally something that's taken me a lifetime to learn and fully appreciate is that it takes a lot of courage to be happy and that you have to feel everything so you don't miss anything. See you next month Mele Kalikimaka!
Edited by Kawika