cat on a couch

11/06/2023 0 By BuddyCushman

Notice this goofy picture, a self-posed-and-captured image. This is me at a party yesterday, Ann’s grandson’s fourth birthday. A number of people – parents and grandparents and cousin in attendance. Yet, here I am, alone in a room.

I woke up thinking about this, sitting in meditation with a yin and yang picture of being a life-long loner at the very same time of being a life-long cheerleader. The “very same time” encompassing this whole 74 plus years of life. All through it. Each day of it. Great comfort and ease and joy doing all-alone things; and finding myself over and over and over again in positions within the day with the chance, the opportunity to shine a little light. To dangle a little kindness out there in the world.

It struck me as interesting this morning. Like I get to walk the path of “To thine own self be true” without even knowing where I am most of the time.