I can’t – and I don’t really want to – get into the details of today. I will write about it eventually. Today, I entered a manufacturing facility for a couple of tours. I had to wear a lab coat, a hair net, shoe covers and a mask. I kept smiling at people as a greeting and realized later that they could not see my friendly expression. Except the crows feet around my eyes when they crinkle. But I work hard at not having those to begin with, so perhaps my obsession with youthful eyes has belied my friendliness.
I sat in the lobby awaiting the beginning of the tour, I took in the walls, chairs, building, people and their clothes, etc, but I was distracted.
I really only thought about two things. First off, the chair was low and my butt was lower than my knees. When I stood up – would I be able to do it gracefully? Or would my negligence in my ab workouts finally show itself as I tumbled over.
Secondly, I felt like I was sitting in a field.
September 18th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: The whole place smelled like berries – a field of assorted wild berries.