Autumn Fireworks: Joy, Tears, Apples and Color Explosions

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Today has been one of those days.  You know the ones that I am talking about.  Things go up and down and every which way.  There doesn’t really seem to be a reason why days go the way they do, they just do.  Yesterday the rain just pissed down for a good 24 hours straight.  It was cold.  A chill like I used to have in the San Fran Bay Area that would just chill the bones.  I got soaked, with an umbrella, on my way back to the station.  Just a plain rough day.  The only highlight to my day was kicking back and watching the film The Birdcage.  I was able to just laugh away all my tension that had built up over the day.

Fast forward a bit to this morning, and the skies were overcast but it was substantially warmer today.  It was more like a a humid Miami day than a Japanese autumn day.  I am not one that falls into the cliche trap but, there really was a clearing after the storm.  Not only on my way back to the station this afternoon was the sun hanging low in the afternoon skies, but my spirit seemed better.  Just seeing the sunlight after being deprived of the rays for a day brightened my spirit.  I thank The Creator for bringing the warming rays into my life.  I stopped by my brother from my other Jewish mother on my way home just to chat it up a bit.  Again, it felt so good to reason up for a minute.  My soul felt at ease being with some family.

Then he broke the news to me.  Steve Jobs had passed away.   I thought in my head, man this an end of an era, I before I spoke it out loud.  Steve Jobs has influenced my life.  He and Apple crafted computers for artists.  I didn’t need to be a computer geek to use a computer.  I could just create, and let the computer handle the techie side of things.

I remember my first computer experience back in the late 70s and early 80s.  The special education program I was enrolled in had an Apple II computer.  It was a whole new world opening up to me.  To get on a computer and not only play games, but to do some simple programing to get the computer to do something.  And we backed it all up on giant 5 1/4 inch floppy disks.  Just writing that down just now makes me break out in a wide smile.

The world will await another one like Steve Jobs.  There is someone out there with a little startup company that will change everything.  I look forward to seeing what will explode on the scene where we least expect it.

I got home and checked my email after this roller coaster of emotions to find something in my inbox.  I was nervous, but I quickly opened the mail.  The news was overwhelming.  Some of of you out there know that over the last 2 and half years I have been enrolled in an MA program.  The news was that my dissertation passed and I will be awarded my MA.  I was overjoyed!  I thank all those out there that help me overcome all the troubles in my life and put in the time with me to get my higher degree.

My time has been freed up to an amazing degree.  I will over the next couple of months be exploring various avenues of expression.  Who knows the future will bring; however, I will endeavor to use my creativity to uplift myself and others in The Creators kingdom.I invite all of you to follow me and my journey.  I hope that some of what I learn and go through will ignite those autumn fireworks in your soul.

Autumn Hanabi (Fireworks) 秋花火

Livicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

This blog has been written and edited on my 8th Apple computer:  a rough and tough Macbook.

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