Sep 28, 2005

In Mahatma Gandhi Square

You are a

Social Liberal
(61% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(23% permissive)

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Sep 15, 2005

Another Brick in the Wall

My daughter started preparatory class today. There are two options for the compulsory preparatory year: one is to continue for a fourth year in the daycare center, where there are way too many kids, the other is to go on to a real formal school. I chose the second option, although it's only half-day, which makes it harder for me, as I need to pick her up at noon. Still, I thought it is better preparation for school, and, besides, she can start piano lessons now. We don't have a piano, but this can be corrected, and one day her brother can play the piano, too. Music is a great way to live your life and I think my children agree with me on this. Moreover, unlike me, they are musically gifted. They both have beautiful voices and make a wonderful duet, especially when they sing Rammstein's Reise Reise;)

I can't believe
that my little girl has grown so fast. I can almost see her graduation, I'll shed the same tears I shed on the first day of school. Memories of my own childhood refuse to come, future is so much more prominent when you are preoccupied with the present. Will I live to see you at 18, Rada?

My prayer for a good teacher seems to be answered. She is kind, experienced, and seems to like children. With luck, she will continue teaching the group next year, actually for the next 5 years. There is a Roma boy in the group, who looks sweet and bright. I rely on him to lay a stable foundation for Rada's future opinion of minority integration;) Hopefully, my stereotyped and, occasionally, racist opinions won't get in the way.

I have started talking about the future, again. The present is so loaded with events, meanings and emotions, that right now it's impossible to focus and write. I even thought about a poem, which is not a good sign altogether. I have a couple of days to myself only, and as usual, it is a time for reflection on what exactly I am doing with my (life)time. It turned out that I make the best possible use of my days because I do all the things I would do, if I were retired. I'm having the time of my life. Well, almost:)

Sep 5, 2005

Sing for Absolution

August is usually full of traumatic experiences for me. This time it wasn't.

I took the kids to the beach almost every day, went out at night when I had company (granny provided free babysitting), and cleaned my head from internet, work, music, etc. I had some inspiring moments which I thought were worth recording here, but I didn't have access to the net, so these insights are forever lost to humanity;)

I went to 3 karaoke nights and sang very badly at two of them. On the third one, just listened. Overall, though, I had a lot of fun. But then again, my definition of fun is crooked.

Back home I managed to lose my cell phone which led to a number of problems. I was so thrilled by my fast (and safe) highway drive, that I went out to celebrate and the Bacardi went to my head. I still had a lot of fun. Fun was the operative word for summer 2005. I got a new phone. When you lose, you get up and go on. Here it is:

I started the new music season with a hefty quantity of Muse, more specifically their Showbiz album.

And sometimes, only very rarely, a secretive feeling creeps in, that this is the moment I was made for, that time collapses exclusively for me, to lift me up and show me infinity, and I understand the words of the poet: 'To see the world in a grain of sand...'. Ask Google for the rest.
The second best feeling is to know I have a multitude of tasks to perform, and will never run out of things to do. Getting all the elite skills for all professions, for example. Learning to use them;) Go to Tombs of Primeval Kings. Stuff like that.

Father, forgive me, for I have sinned.