(Why am I naming days?)
1/11/15, Day 14,531 (Mercena Day 149): Mercena in the Flux Sunday Circle
There is nothing quite like the joy of seeing your 5-month old daughter light up with happiness as she sits in a circle of 20+ theatre-people reading plays. Mercena is a social baby, there is no two ways about it. While she likes playing with her toys, and is getting better at amusing herself (and did so for a solid ten minutes yesterday), there is nowhere she’d rather be than around other people. And that’s a lucky thing, given that her parents do theatre, where the medium is other people!
This was also the first day I played guitar for her, and she was completely fascinated by it. After Flux Sunday, we went out to eat at Quantum Leap because we needed to time her subway ride back just right. She almost always sleeps on the subway in her stroller, so we thought a detour in the city could land us back at home with a happily sleeping baby, right on schedule.
Well, you can guess how that went. Men plans, baby laughs, or something like that. But in spite of the rocky schedule and detours, it was a great day, and I even made some strides on other Flux stuff (check out my update post on New Sanctuary and Flux). And oh hey, three days in a row on the blogging goodness…#can’tstopprobablywillstop.
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 177 out of 229 days (Taina and Marvin)
Spanish: 148 out of 229 days
Music: 77 out of 135 days
Yoga: 10 out of 19 days
No alcohol: 9 out of 11 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
- Asked Obama to release Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo, seven years after he was cleared for release;
- Asked Ban Ki-Moon to make ending forced child labor a key part of the U.N.’s, new Sustainable Development Goals;
- Sent a public comment in support of critical habitat designation to protect the Yellow-billed Cuckoo from extinction.