I seem to check my blog every day, as if a new post will just write itself, sometimes it's hard to make myself start, but here I am, waiting for the ideas to flow into the cycle that starts from my heart, processed in my brain, and down to my fingertips where I try desperately to keep up with myself.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally did something I had been waiting all summer for. I saw the production of Les Miserables at the Tuacahn theater in St. George. I shouldn't say I saw it, because it was more of a magnificent experience than just sitting and seeing. For anyone that does not know the story of Les Mis, learn it. I can't explain how moving the plot is. The characters, situations, settings, dialogue, conflicts, victories, and in this case the music are all woven together into a fantastic tapestry of aphorisms. I found myself with tears running down my cheeks and sobbing by the end of the performance. I am, in fact, starting the 1000 page original Les Miserables novel by Victor Hugo- just as soon as I finish my latest novel by Dickens. There are such a great number of wonderful books in this world, and so little time to read them all.
Something else I've done that has made me quite happy: running. It's been awhile since I have actually gone, but every time I do, I feel so so good. Now it's just about getting in shape. I honestly am doing it more because I want to be able to "run and not be weary" rather than lose weight. That is a plus, though. If one does want to lose weight, however, I recommend walking. I can't even begin to explain how amazing the results can be. Oh heck, at the risk of sounding like a weight-loss program advertisement (which I already do) I've lost 15 pounds just from walking to and from school every day! Honestly, though: walk. I also feel that walking is the best way to get around not only for health benefits, but also because it's better for the Earth. We don't want to corrode this precious planet anymore than we already have. Walking is a good way to tune in with nature as well. Then you can appreciate what you are helping to save. It's one big cycle of good Karma.