Somedays it may seem to you, like I am a balloon, floating through the air, aloof and simply aloft, drifting aimlessly, empty and untethered with loyalty to an ever shifting breeze or scattered about unwillingly by tormenting storms. However, don’t be fooled. My feet are planted firmly on the ground and I know what I want, where I’m headed, and live actively yet patiently to arrive. In the meantime, I am absolutely loving the journey.
Two Thousand Something….wouldn’t even know it…
Post Happy Hour Professional
Everyday Style with extraordinary personality
I’ve been sick in be all week, but its Halloween and there’s no better cure for a “Funk” than children laughing and having fun on a really special holiday.
So I’ll be out of bed, sniffling, coughing and sneezing behind my mask to capture the excitement on Trick or Treater’s face this Halloween.
It never fails to amaze me how people clam up and become awkward when it comes time to create a photo of them. Yet in my Photo Shack, people let loose and let their wild, loving and fun sides come out with NO reservations! I absolutely love it and I thank GOD every day to be able to bring smiles and laughter to so many wonderful faces!
Growing up as a child of the 80’s and 90’s you would think I would have known all there is to know about role playing games, specifically Dungeon and Dragons (Which I never had the pleasure of playing, outside of the Atari version). However more and more these games have become a part of mainstream conversation among my friends. In the last few years my partner has introduced me to some of the more interesting computer RPG’s like Oblivion, Skyrim, Elderscrolls-Morrowind, Darksouls etc. etc. While I’m still not likely to play I am more and more intrigued at observing his methodical submersion into these imaginary worlds.
During a recent visit, our friend Jon Nason, spent sometime going over some very basic rules to D&D. Unlike the Xbox version of these fantasy worlds, I witnessed first hand the creativity which goes into verbally constructing the characters, their objectives, the culture and even the world they all get to partake in. I’m most astonished at how separate characters/players all interact within a realm born completely out of their own “Shared” imagination. With one centralized “dream master” weaving the tale from scratch each player takes their turn playing the odds, rolling the dice and leading a “life” left to chance. And it is this part of the games “existence” that has me captivated. Your success is measured not always by your skills and decisions, but by the out come of a chance roll of the dice.
And all this time my parents thought there was nothing to be learned from these games…..Whether or not you are a success or a failure you need to keep rolling the dice and improving your skills. Eventually as skills improve no matter what you roll, the odds will be in your favor. You may never be guaranteed success, but if you keep rolling, odds are you’ll win more than you lose as you grow.