Posted by shannonclark on May 16, 2003
Searching for the Moon, 2003 edition
or my luck seems consistant
If you have read my journal since the beginning (or check out the archive of my earliest posts), you’ll know that this journal is named for a play I wrote many years ago, “Searching for the Moon”, which in turn, was named after an event which took place during a relationship I was in years ago. To recap, it was about this time, 9 years ago, and another night of a Lunar Eclipse. My then girlfriend and I wanted to watch the lunar eclipse, and so we went driving to try to get away from the lights and clouds around Chicago and to a place where we might see the moon. (It was, I think a few months earlier in the year as there was snow on the ground still). We did not find the moon, but we did have a very memorable evening, and the image of her and I in a snow filled park, with a gazebo, looking up at the sky for a moon that was not there, has stuck with me still.
In the play, the phrase “searching for the moon” took on a contotation of searching for love, for a relationship.
So, last night was another Lunar Eclipse, and once again when I went looking for it I was unable to find it, well at least the moon. But, I did have a great evening with a beautiful woman, so, what’s not to like?
This weekend I hope to spend a lot of time catching up with various friends, one friend is getting married soon, his bachelor party is this weekend, other friends are in town to attend a concert for a group they are groupies of (don’t think they’d mind me describing them that they, heck they plan their vacations around the band’s tour dates and are working for the band at at least one concert this weekend selling CD’s etc). I may also try to get to The Matrix Reloaded this weekend, though I suspect it would not be hard to find people to go see it at Wiscon next weekend if I miss it this weekend.
Who knows, I might spend more time with the woman I was out with last night (if she wants to).
And I have to between today and Monday, get ready for 7 days during which I may not make it back to my office at all. First, starting Monday night I will be attending a conference sponsored by MetaGroup, a great conference but also one that starts early in the morning and usually goes until late at night (dinner meetings etc) – great networking and a lot of information to be learned, but also a lot of time.
Then on Thursday I have an early lunch meeting to discuss a Ryze event in June, and then will be picking up friends whom I will be driving up to Wiscon, and then that afternoon I will be driving up to Wiscon, checking in, probably helping stuff envelopes, attending the pre-convention event at a Madison area bookstore, catching up with old friends, and then Friday morning I have the Writer’s Respite (have to read my fellow writer’s stories this weekend, and work on my own story, as well as reread it before the workshop). Then Friday afternoon until Monday morning is Wiscon, my favorite science fiction convention and my first real vacation in a long time.
All the while, however, I will be somewhat nervous about my business, as we are in the midst of launching our new software, bringing salespeople onboard for the first time, and otherwise beginning to get pretty serious.
When I get back, I suspect the last week of May will be a busy one, and June as well.
All good stuff, but also chaotic.
And while my business picks up, I hope so to does my personal life, both a potential relationship, but also keeping up with friends, getting out and enjoying all that I can of this wonderful city Chicago in which I live. On the weekend after Wiscon I’ll be cooking at my friend’s pig roast – so that’s at least one very fun event that I have planned, with hopefully more to follow.