Tuesday, May 27, 2008


No, this is not about the classic Miles Davis album. Maybe next week....

I'm a firm believer in the concept that one day is really not any more important than another. But, being human, I need sign posts along the way to help me appreciate things. Birthdays and anniversaries are definitely such sign posts, and I've had a couple of these in the last two days.

Yesterday, was the Rez Day of two of my favorite SL friends. Kimala and bigd both joined the festival of fun and insanity that is Second Life a year ago yesterday, and we had a big party to celebrate. I had the honor of spinning the tunes and I really enjoyed it. I remember last summer, when I first started DJing my second regular gig was at One World. Very shortly after starting there I met bigd and Kimala. They were both very friendly and always had great requests. Kimala turned me on to The Cult and bigd reminded me of how good Johnny Winter and The Doors are, among others. Both very generous and smart and funny. Life is better with them in it and I'm grateful to be considered a friend.

Today, a very very good friend of mine has a special anniversary. Joonie is 17 years clean and sober today!! I'm so proud of her and so happy that I know her. We're kind of kindred spirits in a sense, as my 17th anniversary in AA is coming up in just over a month. Our recent paths are somewhat similar in that SL AA has kind of been our path back into AA. So, Happy Birthday Joonie and keep coming back!! You've been there when I've needed you and I hope I can return the favor!! While I do believe that today is just another day for Joonie, and July 2nd will be just another day for me, it is special in the sense that it gives is a moment to reflect on where we are, where we came from and how damn far we've come.

Then it is time to remember that it's all about today. I still need to take care of myself today. And today is all we have. Today is all that matters. And tomorrow, it will be the same. The eternal NOW. You want to live forever? Live today...just today. It's all there is.