I began a new read the other day, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This gem was suggested to me by a friend... Jerard I cannot thank you enough for adding this book to my long reading list. While scanning a book shelf a day or two ago, the lavender paperback jumped out at me. Reading each page, I've felt like I'm talking with an old friend. Each idea and philosophy presented, matches up with my daily thoughts majestically. In a world where people avoid deep thoughts and conversations, to know i can find one in a book is delightful. I find myself taking my time, even rereading sections."Instead you spend your time being aware of things and meditating on them. On sights and sounds, on the mood of the weather and things remembered, on the machine and the  countryside you’re in, thinking about things at great leisure and length without being hurried and without feeling you’re losing time. What I would like to do is use the time that is coming now to talk about some things that have come to mind. We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time went and sorry that it’s all gone. Now that we do have some time, and know it, I would like to use the time to talk in some depth about things that seem important. "