A picture post: blue whales, orcas & humpback whales–oh yeah!
13th May 2013 , SAN FRANCISCO!!!
Dear Mia my Love,
Who woulda thunk that we would see each other THREE times this year?! (omgomgomg!) First two in Meh-hee-ko, and now in my hood SF! So glad you had a long weekend and we were able to PLAY. Yay! “Play!” We cultivated so many good play moments. Even sleeping in during a very busy weekend for us was considered a play moment.
It seems that each activity you and I partake in reaches a level of a “full-experience”. Picking you up from the airport = full experience. Driving over the Bay Bridge = full experience. Dinner with Diva Gabrielle = full experience. Haight Street, Thai food lunch, GIANTS game, Hi-Dive bar, driving to Napa, being in Napa, Music festival in Napa = a multitude of shared full experiences. JANE’S ADDICTION and drooling over Perry and all our commentary? FULL EXPERIENCE! The Basement Bar, Berkeley, Ethiopian food with the Diva = OMG! Seriously, we squeezed a LOT of FUN into our weekend!
How I love you. How I adore you. How we can engage in play on the level we do is sacred to me.
In gratitude for my playmate,
There are moments in life that can be experienced to the fullest and I am happy to have cultivated a GIANT moment with you! My heart is full.
It was Monday, game 7 in the Giants pennant race. They needed a win for the clinch to send them off to the World Series. I met you to ‘watch’ the game at a local tavern, but then it happened. “Miguel, why don’t we jump in the car and head to the park instead of watching here? We can go outside to the free viewing cages and be there. BE THERE for the clinch?” And it was in this moment, this brief moment of time before you gave a response that magic can happen. This is one of the places that moments of bliss are cultivated and made meaningful. When you said, “YEAH let’s go!” with such enthusiasm, we didn’t know if the Giants would clinch, but we did know we would be part of whatever did happen that night. Away we went….
Spontaneity and the freedom to play seem so undermined in our culture today. I don’t want to have to plan out every good time. I want to be able to make space for things to happen. This year away from work, one of my goals is to help make space for this moments. They need to be cultivated more in my life, hence the title of the blog.
THANK YOU for being part of the moment with me at the park experiencing THE CLINCH, and the excitement of the ball park and the 45,000 freaky Giants fans there celebrating. Thank you for your sense of play and allowing that experience to flourish.