We hiked at the Heard Natural Science Center, where autumn flowers bloomed, and we saw lots of birds. We went to "Ghost Town", which was a wonderful movie. I always enjoy films with Tea Leoni. I did a music remix today in a few hours, after days in which I could barely do anything hobby-oriented.
All this news has caused me to focus on compassion in small things, and things that matter. I have also continued re-reading "Tom Brown's School Days", a period piece nonetheless inspiring in its own way. I think it's so important to focus on the tasks before one,as the author suggests.
I have a bid in for two ocarinas on eBay. We watched "Miss Pettigrew...." last night on DVD--I liked it and my wife dozed off, which perhaps summarizes the movie well.
We ate at Firehouse Subs tonight. I see a minor tendency already to cut back in tiny ways--a sandwich rather than a fine meal on a Saturday night. I suspect I am one of legion in thinking this way.
Yet I still would like (a) a new car stereo with an mp3 aux jack; (b) a folding bike that will fit in my trunk; and (c) a 500 GB hard drive, suitably installed. I am afraid my wisdom is still more than a bit clouded by desire.