Monday November 18 2013

Peaceful Moment (Nov 18 2013)[i]

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In New York City. A friend of a friend has offered to give me a ride to school. I'm all ready to go at the curb but I need to return my bicycle back to the apartment I've been staying at. The guy says he'll wait for me. I cart my bike up the stairs and into the lobby. The elevator door is stuck and someone else has to force it shut. Looking at the notepad on my phone for the apartment number and the door code. I can't seem to find it. I step out onto the 2nd floor. Big crowds of college students loiter in the hallway. I make it to the apartment door. I still can't find the lock code to open the door. A girl is standing nearby. I shout out loud to myself, "What a production!" I figure she would understand that I'm just a guest here so that I wouldn't appear shady or that I was up to trouble.

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Waking up at 11:14 a.m. Upset at myself because I set an alarm that went off 20 minutes earlier. Now I have to rush to leave in 10 minutes. I prefer having enough time to eat breakfast before I leave the house because as soon as I walk out that door I have to be alert and attentive to the world. Orders will be waiting at the restaurant.

All day shift at China Wok.

I eat a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk in my car after my first delivery.

It's a beautiful sunny day out with plenty of breeze to blow the fall leaves inside the car, inside the restaurant, and into my soul.

I take advantage of the down time to exercise around the side of the building next to the water pipes. After doing a set of crunches I gaze up at the clear blue sky, a peaceful moment.

Climb Into the Blue (Nov 18 2013)

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Tomato. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Honey Black Tea.

Reading about an incredible study on human happiness

It's a slow Monday for deliveries and the tips aren't so generous. A lot of lower middle class customers ordering chicken wings and such.

Banana. Fiberful Chocolate Chip Granola Bar.

Later in the night I receive a few messages from Ana on Facebook, most of them responding to the articles and links I sent her earlier. She mentions daydreaming on the interstate and how she experiences these epiphanies sometimes...

"I remember feeling my brain feel as if it was opening up and expanding in a way that seemed like it was weightless and in the sky. I get this feeling whenever I'm already in a good mood and am thinking of all the good things that I'm so fortunate to have and everything that could be possible."

The night dwindles down slowly.

Off work and back home.

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice.

Watching Seven Psychopaths (2012).

Orange Juice.

Sleep at about 4 a.m.

[i] Image  by me.

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