Well, I have been the subject of celebratory birthday action for a few days now, even though this isn't one of those typical milestone birthdays or anything else special. As trite as it is, the displays of affection and esteem associated with these little rituals can be quite moving, and I sincerely thank everyone who participated.
The attention drawn to this occasion has put me in a thoughtful mood and has got me considering.
That the clock keeps ticking is a cliche, but true nonetheless, and as I move relentlessly into the future (still without a jetpack, dammit), there are things that I want to make sure stay in frame, or get drawn into the shot, and maybe still some things that I want to remove from the picture altogether.
Some things under consideration:
It's been a busy year since I moved from the teacherhood to a deanship. I think it might be time to forefront the mindfulness again.
This is just a tiny step.