I’m flying home from Florida as I type. Flying is the ultimate lack of control, don’tcha think? I have no control over the actions of the pilots or the behavior of the plane. All I can do it sit there and feel the movement. I can choose to be anxious about it or simply let go and enjoy the ride. I always choose the latter because Step One in CoDA says “I am peerless over others (and planes!) and I life has become unmanageable.” Powerless…and it’s truly okay.
I had such a wonderful time in The Villages. My friend Helen Schwartz always makes me feel like such a valued guest and dear friend. Through her, over the years, I’ve met many women in The Villages and see many of them often when I’m there. The temptation to move there is great, not because of the location so much as the feeling of belonging when I’m there. I’m not going to move yet, of course, but I know that it’s always a possibility for my future. But, damn!, there’s so much to do there: golf, LGBT dance classes, gyms, LGBT bike clubs, hike clubs, LGBT golf clubs, and the LGBT community is large, strong, and organized. And the cost of the houses there is very affordable.
I’ve moved so much during my lifetime. I would really love to be in one spot, with one person, both of which I can count on to gently and actively into the future. Ahhhh…. maybe….
Today in LGBT history (from http://www.back2stonewall.com/?s=april+29): 1933 – Singer Rod McKuen is born in Oakland, California. His “new age” songs made him a celebrity in the late 60s. He told an interviewer “I have had sex with men. Does that make me gay?”
My meditation for today (from A Women’s Spirit): I feel love when I give love away. What I give to others comes back to me. Let me give love and compassion rather than judgment, impatience, and anger.
It’s good to be 67!
What happened with you today?