Sunday, July 20, 2014

Somewhere Out There

Surely there is a star in our galaxy with a planet revolving around it much like ours but without all the crazy humans and nonsensical crap I'm growing tired of dealing with. I'd rather be there right now.

I remember this amazing mediation I had over a year ago. In this thought provoking state I envisioned myself creating three worlds around a distant star on the other side of the Milky Way. I knew what each of the worlds looked like, what the inhabitants of each planet looked like, how they acted and how they communicated. Two of the planets citizens were aware of each other and able to communicate and coexist as a dual society. The third planet's inhabitants weren't at a point in their evolution to be communicated with by the other two planets. I could go on but I choose not to right now. The point I'm trying to make in sharing this is that my brain is trying to find a way to deal with the stress I've created in my life. I've created a solar system I can escape to anytime I close my eyes. The only problem is I forgot where the star is.

I read an article today about a Harvard study that labels the city I live in as the 2nd most unhappy place in the country. At this particular moment in time, and in the significant point in my life I somewhat agree with the study. However, I know the power of a hug and a bit of empathy.

Life doesn't have to be so miserable and dramatic. But we humans tend to make it that way, don't we. Is it because we're all truly unhappy? Or is there some underlying force keeping us in the blissless state we seem to find ourselves in.

We should be happy. If for no other reason than the simple fact that we exist. We're here to exist. To have whatever our individual and unique experience is now and might end up being.

Be happy. Be.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


So I'm in the restaurant business now. I bought Piatto from its founder and am in the process of turning it into what it should and could have been all along. I can't really believe that I actually own a restaurant. This is something I've always wanted to do. Now all I need to do is find a space where I won't be jerked around by the landlord.