I wish I could finally finish the cloning device I’ve been working on for years–seems there’s just never enough time, and I think that might be helpful (with apologies to Michael Keaton and ‘Duplicity’)…
I work in Virtualization, which in simple terms is a lot like a ‘clown car’–one ‘host/blade’ may have up to 35 ‘servers’ on it (‘how’d you get so many in there…?) I wish I could do the same with my life! I have so many things I want to do (home improvements, hydroponics, remodel the garage, fish) and people I want to be with (my beautiful wife, my kids, grand-kids, friends).
But even in that it’s a double-edged sword… I know I need to keep a low profile (per my oncologist), but when you’ve danced on the edge of the cliff, who knows what the future holds? So if I’ve only got a limited time left (well technically I guess we all do, but…) I want to get every bit out of life I can. Where’s the balance? Where is the compromise? (What’s the frequency, Kenneth?)
I know, I have to learn to streamline, be more efficient. Cut the fat, eliminate the waste, right? If I was 25 again, that might be an option. If I was 35, maybe. 45? Perhaps. 55? Wait, who’s 55? No, I’m not *there* yet.
Part of it is sharing, and I’m learning to do more of that. Sharing the fun. Sharing the creativity. Sharing the hours and days with my love (see: Karen). Teaching her to use a pocket jig (look it up–it’s not perverted), a speed square, square knots, rockwool, datil peppers, rattletraps, wood gas and edge-banding, among other things. I’m learning from her grace, patience, planning and of course persistence. She truly is amazing.