More of my 28 moments today!

I love listing these moments. Plus I have a major class presentation tomorrow on my first client. I’ve been obsessing over him the entire day in preparation, so this is a good break.

13. GRAVEYARD SPRINKLERS

There is nothing like being out by 6am on a weekend. There are things in the city that you can’t do at any other time. Like run through the sprinklers at a cemetery.

There’s a cemetery in my neighbourhood that I usually run to, and on the weekends they turn on the sprinklers. Running through sprinklers isn’t something you can always do as an adult. But every Saturday morning I can. And do. And throughly enjoy.

14. MY FRIEND BERNARD

When I was in middle school I read a quote that I loved by Bernard of Clairvaux. I had already developed a love for learning, but I decided then that I would base my entire pursuit of knowledge for the rest of my life on this one quote. I still remember it, and I still live by it. I feel this blog is an expression of that pursuit.

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge: That is curiosity.

There are others who seek knowledge to be known by others: That is vanity.

There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve: That is love.”

15. LIVING AMONG THE DEAD

Cemeteries are special places for me, for reasons beyond the sprinklers. Everywhere I have lived, I have sought out a cemetery to run in. They’re quiet, well kept, and they remind me of life.

Visiting my mom’s grave at the cemetery growing up was the closest thing I got to going to a park. So I would climb trees and run around the graves and look for animals. I built some good memories.

Today it makes me think about how I want to live my life. I don’t want to ever be buried. I don’t want people to come to a specific location and be able to say, “Here she is.” I want to be everywhere, and nowhere. I’d like to be cremated and my ashes scattered, not kept. Running through a cemetery makes me feel alive.

16. TOE MASSAGES AND THE TTC

I have special spots in the city that I love. One of them is at a park called Christie Pitts right across from the subway (our TTC). There’s a spot there under a specific tree. If you stand quietly at that specific location in bare feet you can feel the train rumble the ground gently underneath your toes. It kind of tickles.

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Time to get back to my presentation! I’d love to hear some of other people’s moments if you want to drop me a comment. Someone asked me recently, “How are you going to make today awesome??” I think that’s a good way to live.

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