Whenever I get to drive a car that has XM radio I will find a comedy channel and listen to comedy. I really like talk radio, and if it’s story telling, or funny stuff, I am game for a good long while. I love Sundays on NPR with all the wonderful talk radio. Like, I honestly have a fantasy about going back in time and chilling with my family in the living room while listening to Dragnet and widdeling something with a knife. Speaking of widdleing, a new project I have just started is carving a bear out of a block of wood with my knife. It may take me years, but it’s really calming to do. Anyway…
Today in the car there was a comedian talking about how cool it is to have a dog because of how simple they are. He talked about how whenever he’s in a pissy mood, his dog runs in and says “hey man, you have a ball?”, and the guy says back, “sure, why?”. And the dog says, “can you throw it?”. And the man says, “ok” and takes the ball and throws it. And just like that the dog is careening through the house, screaming about how excited he is there’s a ball in the house and he’s going to find it and catch it, and bring it back! So he finally catches it and brings it back to the guy and the guy says. “that seemed like fun, what the hell you want me to do now?”. And the dog says, “are you kidding me, throw it again!”. So the comedian goes on to talk about how this inspires him to “find his ball”. As in, the thing that just makes him realize that all his worrying, and negativity, and crap in life probably are nowhere near as important as just letting it all go and having a little fun.
My “ball” is the woods. I’ve known that for years. I’ve written about that endlessly here and I cannot think of anything else in this world that makes me feel like being in the woods does. There are plenty of things that make me feel good, right, awesome, cared for, happy, etc. But the woods make me feel human. I feel like my most natural self there, and it’s very hard me to be negative, have tons of stress, and all that crap when I am feeling 100% like my natural self.
What’s your “ball”?
Never Stop, GET FIT.
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