Feeling A Bit Euphoric This Morning

This morning I got up, uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr, then as the girls went to church (I went last night) I decided to go for a run. Man it’s beautiful outside! Nice and cool, clear blue skies, the leaves are all shades of rich oranges, deep reds and bright yellows. Birds are flying in formation, heading south for the winter… or actually it looked like west to me, who knows. It’s just gorgeous out. I think running evokes a lot of the same emotions as riding motorcycles for me. You’re out in the open, you can see the colors of the world, feel the air on your skin, and smell the aromas of the plantlife. The only sucky part is that running is a lot more work, and you go a lot slower. Bummer.

I’m also stoked because last week my sister graduated from her drug rehab program. Now that may not sound like such a big deal to a lot of folks, but anyone who has been hooked on alcohol or drugs, especially methamphetamine knows it’s some serious shit. Excuse my French, but it really is. It’s one of those drugs that will grip you, and slowly squeeze the life out of you, while at the same time convincing you that you are in total control. That’s why it’s so dangerous and that’s why it’s so hard to quit. There are currently somewhere around 600 people in this particular program and the graduating class this fall was 28. Twenty eight freaking people. That’s a paltry 4%. And this is one of the best respected programs out there. That should tell you something about the black wickedness of addiction.

But the good news is that my little sis was in that graduating class. And I cannot tell you how proud I am of her. She is really an incredible person. She is thoughtful, caring, and just plain fun to hang with. And after years of being disconnected from her, I’m totally stoked to be hanging with her and fostering a new relationship.

Well, I’m gonna get me some coffee, make a nice breakfast burrito and then get outside and soak up some sun. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.