Happy Spring 2002! Last night, I went out and walked on a labyrinth. What’s a labyrinth, you ask? It’s an ancient pattern that a person walks along and seeks some spiritual answer or message. It has also been recognized by just about every religion. One of the most famous labyrinths is found in Chartres Cathedral in France. Unlike a maze, which is a puzzle, a labyrinth is one path that leads you “in” to the center and out again. While walking it, you may pray, focus, meditate, or whatever else you’d like to do. There is no correct way of walking it, but it is commonly done slowly and with meaning. What each person discovers is up to that individual. I have written a “snippet” about my experience, and it will be up when the new site is up.

In other news, I’ve started working on my desk. Two good friends and I have already purchased materials, and we should begin cutting this weekend. I have more materials to purchase, and I hope that we can complete this project in a timely manner. Due to schedule constraints, though, it may take some time before it is completed. I’ve waited this long, though, and the best things come to those who wait.

Today, I gave blood. It was relatively painless, initially, but now the puncture site on my arm is sore. Since it was my first time giving blood, I was given a little prize. I chose a cute little Garfield doll for my nieces.

Although I’ve finished taking guitar lessons at UW, I still find myself picking up my guitar, opening one or two music books, and practicing. I usually unwind after work now by picking up either the electric or the acoustic and playing. And when I find a break between tasks (such as laundry or cooking), I grab one or the other and continue to practice. I have developed a new love and respect for music in this sense.

Site development has been a little slow lately, but I plan on spending more time on it next week.