May 14, 2003

May 14, 2003 02:05 AM

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. – Abraham Maslow Tonight as I did a 4 1/2 mile run in cool fresh air, I savored the sensation of my feet in Air Rifts and my new running bra. I seemed to hit stride and my mind took off on projects and the stress of my crazy home life. I accept myself and I look forward to my future. It is uncertain and full of forthcoming adjustments. Life has always been this way for me, however. I enter this new phase of life with a strong caution for people who enter it. Those who care to get close will undergo serious scrutiny even as I remain vulnerable. I have always said to be vulnerable is to be strong. I made mistakes but I don’t regret anything. I have learned by suffering. I have gained wisdom through disappointment and betrayal with those in whom I once believed.

……………. breathe in. breathe out.