Monday, December 29, 2008

Live Big.

Ever increasing as the years roll by, I'm amazed and stupified (it's not that difficult) by the speed that the days roll by. At the end of a year I try and think just how the hell I spent the year day by day... and I ultimately have a recollection of it that likens to trying to focus on a deformed goat though the smoke of a forest fire.

Bear with me.

You think that you're looking at a goat, but it's so screwy looking because of it's deformities it might be a giraffe or a Buick, and with all the confusion of the acrid smoke... it's hard to discern even that much of what you're seeing.

You following me so far?

My year, 2008, has blown by so fast and was filled with so much life, events, work, fun and accidents... I can't clearly recall just exactly what I did with it. But I'll tell you this, I can think of it and it makes me smile. I am blessed with a pretty spectacular being while I'm stumbling about earth, banging my head on random objects.

When I was pretty young, my Grandpa told me this would happen. I didn't understand it at the time 'cause all I wanted to do at that point was grow up and ride motorcycles really fast and find out what a girl's boobs felt like. I soon attained both of those goals in my life. Several times. I realized that I needed to broaden my horizons a bit 'cause there's gotta be a whole lotta other things besides those 2 things to occupy my curiosity.

There was.

There still is... though I gotta admit, neither one of those things really bore me too much even at this point in my life.

I'm blessed with Sal, an amazing woman that makes me laugh daily... and better yet, still laughs at me and my attempts at humor. She claims to love me more than her luggage.

I believe her.

I've got children that most men dream of having. All 4 are incredible human beings, and I don't say that just because they're my kids... they truly are. I can sit and talk at length with any one of 'em about anything on earth. And both of us will be enthralled with what the other has to say. (Sometimes they might humor me in that respect.)

I love my work. I'm good at what I do... I know that and there's not a thing wrong with knowing that and saying it. I've worked hard to get to the point to where I am with my work, be it knowing what to do with a sick cow or fixing a busted chest of drawers. I look forward to my work.

In the past 2 or 3 years, music has come back to the forefront for me. I love playing for an audience, it's exciting, it's gratifying, with the band I play in... we make people smile and laugh. That's a wonderful feeling.



So that's where my days go. A look at a deformed goat through the heavy smoke of a large fire. I don't think I really wanna see what that deformed goat looks like. I don't wanna see the minute details of my last year... I've got a whole new year to live and experience and to take joy in. I'll just be moving on headlong into it with a smile on my face hopefully.

I gotta get my flashlight and go outside now... it looks like a midget beating the mailbox with a dead raccoon.


Live big. Live surreal.






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10 comments:

Sassy Britches said...

This is a big thing for me in my Honest (S)crap post coming up in a few days. I like the idea of not focusing on all the details and just enjoying everything as it comes. Thanks for this.

Sally said...

Great post Jace. My sentiments exactly - just said a whole lot better. Have a happy and SAFE New Year!

debijeanm said...

Thank you for enriching my life this year. Happy 2009 to you and yours!

Jerry said...

Not sure it could have been said better. What a read. Thanks, Jace.

Vicky said...

Happy New Year, Jace! I look forward to reading about your adventures and misadventures in 2009!! (Hugs)

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Happy New Year, Jace and Sally!

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this year and thanks for all the laughs! I've lost my pancreas more than a few times!

I posted our blog tonight and then came over here and read yours.... s c a r y...........

~Blessings for the New Year 2009~
Sandi (and Jennifer in absentia)

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Happy New Year, Jace and Sally!

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this year and thanks for all the laughs! I've lost my pancreas more than a few times!

I posted our blog tonight and then came over here and read yours.... s c a r y...........

~Blessings for the New Year 2009~
Sandi (and Jennifer in absentia)

Jennifer and Sandi said...

......lets see how many more times I can press the PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT button.........doh!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Great Post, I couldn't have said it better (or for that matter, at all). As to that midget and dead raccoon, perhaps you celebrated a bit too much last night. Take an aspirin and go back to bed!
Happy New Year, thanks for sharing your part of the world.
Carline from RAINY Washington state, but you don't have to shovel this stuff. OUR Snow is gone!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Great Post, I couldn't have said it better (or for that matter, at all). As to that midget and dead raccoon, perhaps you celebrated a bit too much last night. Take an aspirin and go back to bed!
Happy New Year, thanks for sharing your part of the world.
Carline from RAINY Washington state, but you don't have to shovel this stuff. OUR Snow is gone!