Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2010 Dave visit

2010 visit to Dave
Yesterday I wrote to you about my emotional reaction to the realization that I had not visited my son Dave even one time during 2010. This morning I received an email from my good friend, Pete Olson:

On 3 Jan 2011 at 22:50, Pete Olson wrote:
Dear George,
I'm sure that by now you have recalled that you spent nearly a month at Dave's in March and April of 2010. There is a part of our minds that is out to get us; to make us feel responsible for things beyond our control. If you are aware of this, the other, more honest and fair parts of our mind can catch it when it tries to drag us down. You are a fine fellow; if you ever forget that - even for a moment - call me and I will remind you of the truth.

Blessings to you always,
Pete and Frederika

Can you imagine a person having as terrible a memory as mine? Hmmmmmmm?

Dave did not open up!
Now that I have been reminded of my month spent with son Dave during March and April, 2010, I know that Dave did not let me in on what he described in his last blog post as "the craziness of 2010".  Of course I was not sensitive enough to pick up on what Dave was going thru at that time.

Oh Lord!  Will I ever learn to do the right thing, at the right time?

1PM - La Playa de Matanchen
We have made our very first Beach Camp of this winter season on La Playa de Matanchen [The Beach of Matanchen].  No friends from prior years have arrived yet.  There is a medium size amount of visitors to the beach.  When I passed the Paradiso Escondido Restaurant, the place was crowded for lunch!
Tioga and George
La Playa de Matanchen - January, 2011