and now I am through. No, it was not dawdling, it needed time this idea. So far I don't know if I get 2 days off in September and I need a Monday and a Friday off from work. I will fight like a tiger, because now I know I want it, I want it.
There is a creative writing workshop in the North of Germany held by a man whom I saw once in Pune, India, sitting on a bench under a tree. This was decades ago. That time he was a famous journalist (he still is), who was working for a German magazine. His job was to write an article about Osho. He was so fascinated by Osho that he gave up his job to move to India. This was a scandal decades ago. Osho was considered dangerous, a man who was able to ruin lives, a man who could make even smart people addicted to a crazy philosophy. So Andrees Elten still exists and he has a "spiritual" center up in the North. And I decided this morning that I will do a creative writing workshop in September, 4 days long. It is mixed with Osho's dynamic meditation, writing, and a lot of fun. I will go, whatever it costs. This man is a bestseller author with a lot of writing experience and I share his attitude towards life, I think. I can take my book (How to stay slim. Hopefully it will be ready by then, at least a draft.) to that workshop to show it to him. I can get a first feed-back from a professional. Elten is now 80 years old and he is working. And why? Because he is doing something that he likes. And I want to find something that I like to do after 67, too?
It is cleaning day, today, I'm glad that I am not alone. This must be done, too, these chores. I was very busy so far, helping. I must still find time for yoga, and I will. It will be a late practice, I am flexible. I am happy with the outcome and my decision this morning. If I really want to publish my words, I must have the courage to show them to someone and to be strong enough to accept the feed-back that it is "nothing".
The picture is made in the US. It shows me how tiny human beings are in comparison to the nature. Don't take yourself so seriously, it tells me. I try.