Livers of Life
If you’re going to look at a day in the life of Kasey and Henry, this Sunday fun day is a perfect one. A blend of a miracle, car repairs, some frustrations, some great planning, spending time with friends, doing laundry, and writing our blog.
So this is Kasey. Henry’s going to add in some stuff too.
I loved the miracle part. We were waiting for the tire/oil change store to open when we started talking to another guy who was also waiting. He had the best personality! After we all got our cars checked in, we walked across to what he referred to as the “free breakfast buffet” offered by the car shop, or the McDonalds across the street 🙂 We bought him breakfast so in the end, it was free for him. The miracle was that all three of us had a deeply engrossing and hilarious conversation for nearly 2 hours, most of it about, what turned out to be all the amazing books and authors we have in common! Very rare to find people interested in Eckhart Tolle, Don Miguel Ruiz, Marianne Williamson, Harville Hendriks and others. We talked philosophy and God and travel and we laughed and talked and discussed and 2 hours went by like 5 minutes. LOVE that we met him!!!!
We had a rough start to planning our week. We each have such different ideas about things. But in the end, all worked out beautifully and next weekend which was looking WAY too busy is now perfectly planned. Yay!!!
And we did some really GREAT planning on how to rearrange our apartment. This after really disagreeing the last few times we tried to talk about it. Super YAY!! We’re getting so good at being a team. I am SO happy!!!
Henry here. It’s been awhile since I’ve added a blog entry and will take me a couple times to warm up again, but I’m gonna start getting back in the groove tonight.
So today, Kasey summed up most of how our day went. We also spent part of the afternoon with a friend of ours who recently moved back to St. Louis from New Mexico. The 3 of us attended an event our friend Randy created and organized; the 3rd Annual Cycle Showcase STL. It was a really awesome display of motorcycles and motorcycle art. There were electric motorcycles, old motorcycles, new motorcycles, sidecar-motorcycles, and more motorcycles. Bikes used for racing, joy-riding, and some that looked like they were only meant to be on display. I don’t know much about these machines, but these were all incredibly fascinating and excellent subjects for photography.
I’d like to talk about our brunch we had this morning again, even though you’ve already heard about it from Kasey.
Once in awhile at the grocery store, or Target, or anywhere else where you are in line, you find yourself caught up in conversation with a stranger you’re standing near. I find this happen with myself most often at concerts. Could it be because I’ve had a few drinks and am more talkative? Maybe. I like to think it’s because I can already relate to the strangers about my favorite songs from the artist or past concerts of theirs I’ve attended. Regardless, strangers are fascinating people. You walk and drive past them everywhere you go. You see people at the most absolute surface layer of themselves and don’t have the slightest clue about anything about them.
Given your lack of awareness of these strangers’ lives, how do you know when you just passed someone who is a friend of a friend? A fellow Tool fan? Or what about another ‘liver of life’ like yourself?
Meet Dan. Dan is a ‘liver of life’. It’s funny when he used the word ‘liver’, in the sense of someone experiencing and embracing life. I did the same about 3-4 days ago. I’m not sure that it’s really a word, in that sense, but it made the most sense to me than the alternatives. Nonetheless, Dan is much like Kasey and I, in that he loves life, he loves understanding it, and he seeks to enjoy each moment, as a moment is all you ever have.
While waiting outside for the tire shop to open, a man waiting behind us, Dan, started making some small-talk. Some light and funny small-talk. He told us of the ‘free breakfast bar’ there. Or rather the ‘free breakfast bar’ behind us at McDonalds. OR actually the breakfast sold by McDonalds. Lol, in the end while we waited for our vehicles and we did enjoy some breakfast there.
At McDonalds, of all places, is where we discovered the unique new friend we had just made. Much similar to how I met Kasey, here was yet another person brought into my life (or in this case, our lives) through the orchestration of the Universe. Many of the books and authors Kasey and I use to help guide our growth were the very same awakened leaders that he reads and listens to on his iPod. And much like us, he has found that self-growth is not for the faint of heart. We are all on the journey together and it was fun to meet another individual walking a path much like ours. 2 hours and 3 fresh-oiled cars later, we each went back to our days we had ahead of us and parted ways.
Most of the conversation had across that time was a fairly exploratory conversation. Lots of relating and lots of understanding of major connections between us. It reminded me a lot of right after Kasey and I met and I had mentioned The Secret/The Law of Attraction; we were discovering the layers below the surface that we really resonated together on. Speaking for myself, I’m feeling very excited to see how this new friendship unfolds for us.
So until next time
Love stories like this about meeting new people and finding the “overlaps”!