I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself-
A dear friend of mine passed away yesterday. At the age of 12 I was introduced to Tom Magliozzi and the popular NPR show “Car Talk” In my fathers garage every Saturday morning. Work in my Fathers garage was hard at times, and one thing that always brought an air of levity to the moment was Tom’s laugh. It didn’t matter what we were doing at the time, Tom’s iconic laugh was always the perfect cure, and it still is. Over the years I tuned in and out of Car Talk, never straying very far from I have grown to love and cherish. I’m glowing, and crying right now recalling a few moments in my life listening to Car Talk … Listening to the podcast with my Son growing up in England. Working on our own vehicles mils away from home, not knowing what the hell I was doing but having fun and laughing at the same time! The best part, is that my Son and I still listen to Tom and Ray each Saturday morning at 9 am. This Saturday though, in Tom’s honor and at Tom and Ray’s mothers displeasure … I’ll be lighting up a Cuban cigar in your honor dear friend, may you rest in peace.
To read a wonderful article about Tom please click HERE
photo courtesy of Car Talk
As I listened from a beach-chair in the shade
To all the noises that my garden made,
It seemed to me only proper that words
Should be withheld from vegetables and birds
A robin with no Christian name ran through
The Robin-Anthem which was all it knew,
And rustling flowers for some third party waited
To say which pairs, if any, should get mated.
Not one of them was capable of lying,
There was not one which knew that it was dying
Or could have with a rhythm or a rhyme
Assumed responsibility for time.
Let them leave language to their lonely betters
Who count some days and long for certain letters;
We, too, make noises when we laugh or weep:
Words are for those with promises to keep.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smarts-
There really is no need to set up this video for you this morning … Its brilliant:
Where were we?!? Diversions!
More times than not it seems that we have forgotten all about the simple diversions in our lives that help us to decompress from our daily concerns. For many of our Dear Readers this moment of forgetfulness can be found in at the local gym, a yoga mom class or a trail run in a nearby park. This sacred refuge can also be found in our gardens where tilling soil can clear away the stress of a rough day. For many others chopping up some veggies in the kitchen sweeps away the frustrations of our nagging boss at work. We may also find relief chatting amongst friends one night down at the pub or out in the bright sunshine during a weekend morning walk with a close friend. This place may also reside on the inter-webz. Where we can roar with laughter at a silly pooch jumping on a trampoline.
Wherever this place is for you, peeps it is vitally important for us to go there regularly. The more you punish yourself Running, Training, Lifting, Dieting? The very people around you don’t get the best of you! It very well may be in these quiet diversions that we find peace … “Sh!t Son!!! Did you see that dog try to do a nose-stand!?!“
We were just finishing making a sandwich when you stopped over for a visit, how nice of you!
Happy Hips Warm Up followed by a nice 30 Minute Trail Run, and finishing with a Happy Hips Cool Down.
If you want to add some zing to your sammy? Just add, oh let’s say … 100 Hard Style KB Swings after the Trail Run.
Let these numbers marinate in the old noggin for a spell: 10k and 30 minutes. Go ahead and say these numbers out loud at your desk … 10k, 30 minutes!
To be a kid again?!? We spend our whole entire adult lives trying to be young in body. How about young in heart and mind? Be well today and ENJOY!!!