It’s Time to Go…
Thirty six years ago, I was hired at The Bookshelf as a waiter in the café. There was a committee of six people. We talked for 45 minutes about everything, except for the job. A year later I started in the bookstore. Several years later we put the second floor on and created the cinema and Greenroom - a tiny tapas bar. This was also the time I met Jacqueline, the love of my life! There was the making of our website which we sold to Indigo. We then used the money to finance the take over the building next door and its renovation, thereby creating the ebar and downstairs café. Finally this year we built an elevator for greater accessibility to the 2nd floor. I couldn’t have hoped for a more dynamic workplace.
However for me in the end, it is always about people. Whether our connection started as co-workers, delivery people, kids growing up before my eyes, publisher reps, homeless people, authors, professors, you name it – more often than not, friendship ensued. This I will miss beyond words. Thank you.
If at sometime you would like to reconnect, you can find me out at Arrive Yoga & Mindfulness (downtown) where I host weekly Sunday and Wednesday meditations. If you are ever in need of some ‘1 on 1’ support, check out my Meditative Counseling sessions via Skype, also at Arrive.
Finally it’s time to write my book. For the last 30 years, I’ve been studying, practising and teaching meditation. I now have a well-honed framework and lots of notes and just need some time to get it done. The book will be a sequence of simple and practical meditations filled with inspiring quotes and spare instructions designed to help you meet the challenges of your life and to elevate your mental game. For a donation of $10 or more, you will receive a digital copy of the book in a year and a half, as well as monthly updates. If you are inspired to support me go to fundrazr.com; search for Be Kind to Your Mind and donate. Any support is appreciated!
A special thanks to Barb, Doug, Hannah and Ben for their friendship and ongoing effort to make The Bookshelf, the vital and evolving place that I still very much love.
Otherwise, I will see you around town!