#7 – 30 minutes left

Day 7

It’s now 11:30 pm and there are thirty minutes left of day 7 (last day) of the residency. And there is so much I missed and so much to add, talking with Wes today he had the idea of writing a thirty volume book and selling it door to door much like a Britannica salesman. It had been a long day and having just returned from a housewarming/swim party I will forgo any serious editing, not that there has been any editing the past 6 days! BUT to conclude with a teaching story, mentioned in an earlier post, I’d like to address the Art of Texas Drinking in light of someone’s experience of spontaneous upheaval. That person will go unnamed and the teaching if someone is so inclined, and just remember suffering is optional, is as follows: The Art of Texas Drinking is a sacred event and should be treated as such. It can start late in the morning and finish early in the morning but the trick is to pace yourself by (staying in one place and having a designate driver) starting with a large meal, followed by an alcoholic drink or two, then equal amounts water and sometimes twice as much depending on outside temperature, then a vigorous activity such as swimming/frisbee/etc., and then a couple of drinks again, and start the process over all while monitoring yourself for drunkeness or possible deterioration in motor skills. Texas Drinking is much like running a marathon instead of a sprint. And if you are going to do it you might as well treat yourself well through the experience. And perform this less than more often.

The photo above is the last photo I took the morning after leaving Rick and Meredith’s Texas wedding party. I love you all and wish you all the best. Take care, Love Richie

According to my clock it is 11:53 am Texas time. Sorry I ran a lot late.

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