When we were kids, we played so many games, not online but with actual three dimensional pieces held and moved with our hands. A rousing game of Trouble, Clue, Battleship, Chinese Checkers, Operation to name just a few took place on any given Saturday at someone’s home down the block or if we went to visit pals who lived in another town. It was so much fun to scream and laugh as we interacted with our friends sitting next to and across the kitchen table from us.
As we grew older, we continued to enjoy games especially Boggle and Backgammon though I haven’t played in years; when I gather with friends these days, we engage in the play of lively conversation over drinks instead. However I do take time every now and again to indulge in a game that requires only me to be present -- jacks. The small red ball bounces as I quickly swipe up the metal jacks first one, then two until eventually all ten must be in my hand without dropping any…it’s still a challenge! I have loved this simple game since childhood because not only is/was it fun to play alone, it was also just the best to play with my girls.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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On 9/2/09, I wrote my first blog and 5 years later, I’m still at it! I truly didn’t think I would be able to keep it going this long; it is second nature to me now. No matter where I am or what’s going on, Sunday and Wednesday call me to post.
As I reflect for a moment, so much has occurred since the day I created the eclectic eye. In the past five years, I have traveled to a number of countries and cities, been wrapped up in the rapidly changing world, run the gamut of emotions, not always understood what the heck is happening, questioned the status quo, overcome all kinds of hurdles, accomplished things that were not on my radar when I began the blog, met lots of people as I lost others, tasted life and foods that tickled my fancy, fallen only to stand up again stronger, and transformed my being in ways that have brought me to a place that gives me peace. I’ve covered hundreds of topics taking thousands of photos to highlight the millions of words I have written, am elated when I think that before me are so many more places to go, things to do, and experiences to be had that I will record in words and pictures for who knows how long, anything is possible.