For the most part these days, I find that I’m quite satisfied with the modest life that I live, and I really very seldom find that I have anything too significant to complain about on a personal level. That’s not to say that I won’t voice my opinion on matters of political import, or issues that I see as having social relevance, or which pertain to the concepts of Social Ethics or Justice. Sometimes I’ll voice those opinions quite loudly, since I was born the second youngest in a family of many children, and thus speaking loudly, (with substantial force on occasion), was at times a basic survival trait.
But there are those occasions, at times related to some issues that have affected me throughout my lifetime, and at other times related to the normal stresses of this rather hectic world we all live in and have to share on a daily basis, when things do manage to mount, and my head can start to feel something like a small pressure-cooker that’s been left unchecked a little too long. For instance, right at the moment, I find myself in the process of that most dreadful of states: The Move. After having lived in my present location for going on 10 years now, it turns out that as of April 1, 2017, I shall be in a new residence, and as I’m sure you all understand, this type of thing is very seldom, “a fun process”.
So when I do come up against one of these occasions, and I’m pretty sure I will if the bottom falls out of even one more moving box that I put two too many books in, then I need to stop what I’m doing, grab my jacket, and take a walk. And one of the places I most like to walk is “The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden”, which is just two blocks from my apartment, right here in the heart of the downtown area in Vancouver. (It will be a whopping 6 blocks once I get moved, since I’m only moving four blocks – the new place IS much bigger -.) Once I’m there, it only takes a while walking among the plant-life, or talking to Goldie, and I’m back on track in no time, ready to go at it all over again for at least a few more days.
So anyway, if you lose me on and off for the next couple months, that’s what I’ll be doing, getting things packed up in preparation for moving day…OR…walking around at the Gardens which you can see in the few pictures below. Until I get back to being more regular, you all take care, stay healthy, be happy, and we’ll talk to you soon.