Happy birthday to my satellite

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2009 by Christian

There is something about wrapping yourself in a big blanket, going outside on a clear night and staring up at the stars that make life feel so simple. It seems as if all my cares and worries are absorbed up into the sponge of stars and I am free to explore and go out on my own. I can lay back on the cool grassy surface, lying perfectly still, and see myself skiing through mountains sketched out in sky. I gracefully bounce off the star shaped moguls and survive the rumbling avalanche of the milky way. However, I sometimes get so caught up in my own self perception that I neglect to include the joyful glow of my satellite, passing through my field of vision, noticing me, but waiting for me to react to her presence.

The satellite in reality is my all. I can’t imagine all the stars without her. She is what I see in my passenger seat and what I feel nudging me while lying on the grass. She is with me there in the big blanket, looking up into the sky. I realize it’s not just about me anymore. It’s me and my satellite, exploring the galaxies together. And it is now as if the sky has expanded and I can see farther and reach out and attain more.

As long as I have her in my life and include her in my life, I will always be progressing and I will always be happy.  Happy Birthday to my one and only satellite.

Natural Highs

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 by Christian

In my life, I experience frequent shivers of excitement, which are generally then followed by a few minutes to even hours of reminiscing. This happening is what I call a natural high. And I think everyone experiences it often if not daily. I don’t know why we get them; I just know how we get them. Somewhere on our personal timeline, we had a moment of pleasure or irresistible joy. We had a great time to say the least. With that moment was present a stimulus to one or more of our five senses. As we continue on through our timeline, beyond that one happy moment, we cross paths with that unconditioned stimulus from long ago. We rapidly notice it, associate it, then BAM! We experience a natural high. We are completely surrounded by recollections of that one happy moment. And for those that have many happy moments, they experience natural highs constantly.

I happen to be one of those people. I am constantly encircled about with unconditioned stimulus’s that trigger a conditioned response, or a natural high. It’s amazing how something so small and so simple can have such a dramatic affect on me.

I think this will be the theme for this blog.

The Worth of My Words

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 by Christian

img_0914To those who may stumble across this blog, searching for enlightenment on a snowy day, I’m sorry to tell you that you will have no such luck here.  Well, maybe you will.  I’m not quite sure yet what this blog will consist of.  All I know is that I need to write and having an invisible audience helps me accomplish this.  I may designate this blog as an informative website, I don’t know what information I would include, it just seems like a good idea.  For now I will blog about the things that interest me, that may or may not interest the reader; if there happens to be any readers.  Readers are welcome to comment or criticize anything I say or do.  They are also welcome to send me money, for whatever reason they think is deserving of such.  I’m not anticipating money.  I just think it would be nice.  So with that, I will now commence with the grand opening of Tales from the Trail….