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nice one bob!

i feel especially lucky, if someone had asked med as a teenager if i might become a massage therapist, i'd have laughed...not that i knew what i wanted to become, other than a guitarist.

now i love this job...

i realised during the training, i had tapped the motherlode of satisfaction, giving of oneself.

i t permits me to play music, compose in peace, and i get paid for music too, even it's more symbolic than sustainable.

the only downside is driving to clients' houses, hotels, etc.

bad posture in cars....too much tension from traffic sometimes, especially when it's 40+ degrees, in summer, when most tourists come.

they're onn their 2 week vacation from stress, i'm humping my table upstairs and trying to project ease and cool.

some clients i know well enough to pop into the shower first.

the only thing better would be to get royalty checks in the mail from songwriting, that would be a crowning achievement, without tailoring my approach to marketing.

lotta talented folks with that dream...

meaninwhile i'll rub my way there, and eagerly await a tech alternative to the infernal combustion engine.

massage wouldn't be for everyone, but for self-centred people, like i was, even just taking a weekend course in it might open a whole world to them.

it's literally impossible to describe the quiet joy that is the hallmark of my working environment, and the pleasure in helping people in such a gentle, immediately gratifying way.

i listen to a lot of my own music driving, reviewing out-takes usually, or trying different harmonies.

i left school at 16 and had no formal training in anything, did 5$ p. hour jobs till my late thirties.

picking fruit, making sarnies, schlepping organic fertiliser bags around warehouses.

i was attracted to those firelookout or mountain shepherd jobs too, but never followed through, tho' i was a dj in zermatt ski resort for a whole winter once....no cars, lotta fun there, ski-ing all day and spinning r'n'b at night.

i just loved to read....and surf.

then it was books and the ocean in hawaii, now it's blogs and websites.

i like work that permits me time off for other fulfilling activities, (like blogging, lol), and doesn't involve powergame politics.

 in and out, as simple as a service could be, as basic as dirt, and older than god.

i bow my balding noggin in awed gratitude daily for what life has wrought out of such dull clay... and there is a feeling of acceptance, knowing whatever the future holds, someone who knows how to use their hands to rub away the aches of life will always find bread and a spot by the fire.

and when i can't do that anymore i'll happily take on compost duty!

meanwhile i want to learn what you guys know, while we still have these toobs...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:09:28 AM EST
Melo, you definitely got the drift...thanks!!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 09:20:48 AM EST
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yeah i've been called a drifter many times.

i also happen to find driftwood beautiful.

flotsam and jetsam, everything about me...

just another piece of kelp, waiting for someone to pop the rest of my bubbles.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 11:53:33 AM EST
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You are very lovable, Melo ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 11:00:06 AM EST
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takes one to know one...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 11:43:03 AM EST
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