January 2008


Wow. I’m a blogger. I still pinch myself over the mere thought of this, but alas I have taken the plunge and have joined the ranks of many other freedom of speech’ers here in the virtual world as a bona fide b-l-o-g-g-e-r. Whoo! I have figured, with the wide range of topics I touch upon in my day-to-day dealings and meanderings amongst the most varied walks of life, I suppose that it can’t hurt to have my experiences archived. After all, there is seemingly just never a dull moment…

Let’s first start off with a little bit of background as I think this will set the stage for my ramblings and let you know why I have opted for this mic anyway. Now, let’s be real. I am easily regarded by my peers as the quintessential New Yorker aka alwayssuperinundatedonthegowithallsortsofplacestogothingstodoandpeopletosee.

Did you get that? Ok, here is the breakdown:

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So, despite having a role within the marketing field, even I was confused at the advent of “blogging” – often criticizing ala “Who in the world has time to sit and record their own ramblings, let alone read another person’s mumbo jumbo?!?!” This, I just could not understand. Blogging equaled superfluous…And now look, after being harassed by peers to start one to “keep in touch,” I am one of them.

I guess I’ve finally come to a mental state where I am able to consciously decline the pressures of physically being at all sorts of everywhere with all sorts of everyone. Don’t get me wrong, I do NOT regret my past nor feel as if I could’ve/should’ve/would’ve done it any other way. (One thing that does remain constant that I believe deserves credit, is my ability to move forward with what “I” want to do – at all times.) And if anything, I would do it up again all the same!!

But with all that said, as my snapshot-bio so defines, I’m Boston-Born, New York-Grown and Globally-Warmed. Simply, I’ve grown…and outgrown. And the birth of this blog comes at a time as I wrap up life in the big city that has provided me with oh so much over the course of nine years, especially self-development. And I invite you to join me as I whisk through my remaining time here in the city that I’ve not only grown in but have grown so much in love with.

What next? I backtrack to my born-city, only to ready for the next best thing to NYC. That is, the globe! First stop, the motherland –  Shanghai, China!

So there you have it. Stage is set. Floodlights are on. Mic is in hand. Welcome to my candid forum of personal reflections, realizations and reactions to adventures – past, present and future…

. . don’t burn the day. .

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Rhyme & Reason for blog title:

Isn’t it strange
How we move our lives for another day
Like skipping a beat
What if a great wave should
wash us all away
Just thinking out loud
Don’t mean to dwell on this dying thing
But looking at blood
It’s alive right now
Deep and sweet within
Pouring through our veins
Intoxicate moving wine to tears
Drinking it deep
Then an evening spent dancing
It’s you and me
This love will open our world
From the dark side we can see a glow of something bright
There’s much more than we see here
Don’t burn the day away

Is this not enough
This blessed sip of life
Is it not enough
Staring down at the ground
Oh then complain and pray
more from above
Greedy little pig
Stop just watch your world trickle away
Oh it’s your problem now
It’ll all be dead and gone in
a few short years
Just love will open our eyes
Just love will put the hope in our minds
Much more than we could ever know
Don’t burn the day away

Come sister
my brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I’m saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you’re dancing on the ground
Don’t think of when you’re gone
Love! love!? what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don’t beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that’s ok
Just look for love in it
Don’t burn the day away

Look
Here are we
On this starry night staring into space
And I must say
I feel as small as dust
Lying down here
What point could there be troubling
Head down wondering what will
become of me
Why concern we cannot see
But no reason to abandon it
Time is short but that’s all right
Maybe I’ll go in the middle of the night
Take your hands from your eyes, my love
Everything must end some time
Don’t burn the day away

Come sister
My brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I’m saying open up
And let the rain come flooding in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you’re dancing on the ground
Don’t think of when you’re gone
Love! love!? what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don’t beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that’s ok
Just look for love in it

– song entitled “Pig” from album Before These Crowded Streets by Dave Matthews Band (04.28.98)

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Incredibly encouraging lyrics in support of a a very simple mantra:

LIVE  TODAY.  LOVE  EVERY  DAY.

And I intend to do my very best in reflecting this simple notion via chronicling my life’s musings and amusements…

Enjoy & Wish me luck!