Yesterday was like any other day for me. Like the rest of all of us, I was just trying to figure it out.
After I woke up, I figured it out that it was the second day of a beautifully sunny, warm weekend in Boston.
To help you figure out how I spent my Sunday, I’ve figured out which of yesterday’s photos to show you. I believe you’ll all figure out enough about my day, even though I am presenting the figures in these photos in REVERSE chronological order. Go figure.
Did you all figure out all those figures in those figuring-backwards-in-time photos?
I figure I should introduce you to Bette and Lulu-bel — the two figures in that last photo (whom I saw at the beginning of my walk). I wouldn’t have figured out that either of them spelled their names that way, if Bette hadn’t helped me figure it out. Bette figured I’d want to know she was “the matriarch” of that neighborhood. She also tried to figure out my Heart Walk hat and told me about her brother who had recently died from heart problems. When she told me he was “the sweetest guy” and that he was in his 90’s, I figured it out that Bette’s sweet brother had lived a long and full life.
We’ve all figured it out that some people need to go back to work on Mondays, so here’s my last (I figure) figuring-it-out photo:
Books are wonderful, in helping us all to figure it out.
Have you figured it out that I’ll be sharing some music now?
I figured it out that “Figure It Out” by Royal Blood is on YouTube. Also, because it took me so long to try to figure it out how to include a video created by my son Aaron and his friend Cameron in yesterday’s post, I am going to do my best to try to figure it out how to include that video again here, immediately after I publish this post.
What are you trying to figure out? After years of trying, I’ve figured it out that it’s very useful for me to let go of
- regret, and
- anything that interferes with my living in the present moment.
I’ve also figured it out that most things marked “easy” on a package are not easy for me:
I figure I’ll end this post by thanking all the figures I saw yesterday, including Bette, Lulu-bel, Irvin Yalom, Hilary Custance Green, swans, robots, race spectators, walkers, runners, bikers, bunnies, matriarchs, patriarchs, Royal Blood, Aaron, Cameron, my boyfriend Michael, and many more too numerous to mention. And special thanks to you — of course! — for joining me here as we’re all just trying to figure it out, today.