Mar 22, 2021

Monday March 22nd ~

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy 
not on fighting the old, but on building the new...

The other day we had Carlos our computer guy come 
over to do a few tweaks to our laptops.  We had to get new
 laptops because somehow the "old" one which really was 
not that old would not close.  The lid just expanded.

Carlos was initially my parents' computer guy.  When they
 lived in Florida.  They recommended him to us and he has been 
our guy for over 10 years.  In those years we have seen his little 
daughter Lourdes grow up from a child to a young woman.
 She's now 17 and drives her dad around when he visits. 

Carlos has been with us in so many moves.  He said
 he's lost track of the different places we have lived.  We told 
him about Puerto Rico and he just shook his head, and the good
 thing is he said he can help us even when we are there should
 we need help.  Technology.  It sure is pretty amazing.

It's Monday.  Today I am feeling sad.  Memories keep
 pouring by.  The places we have lived.  The loss of Brutus
 and Shadow.  Life sure has changed in so many
 ways, and Covid sure has not helped.

Most things do not affect Arvid as much as they affect me.
   Sometimes I wonder it it's better to not feel, but then I
 know that it's not.  Feeling is what makes us human.

As the new week begins, I am once again awake 
very early.  It gives me time with my thoughts, and time 
to contemplate life.  Life is said to be an experiment 
and the more experiments you make the better.  

Well looking back at our lives, I have to say we 
have made many experiments, and I know there is
 so much more to come.  That's the beauty of life.  
To live and to create unforgettable moments.

So this is my life.  And I want you to know
 I am both happy and sad, and I am still 
trying to figure out how that could be...