Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Undying Love For Katarina Witt... SIGH!

I have loved Katarina Witt for most of my adult life. I have no doubt that the women in my life have always had a jealousy problem with my affection for Katarina, yet, I really don’t care. People may laugh at my one-sided love affair with her, as even Katarina herself laughed at it. Yet, I am as vulnerable and open about it without regard for circumstance of the outcome; because the outcome really doesn’t matter in my view of her.

Random calculated, always recurring thought: To kiss this woman? My God, I might never recover.

What she represents to me is the hope of what “could be” dancing around in figure skates coming from East Germany, and bringing that element of “Forbidden Fruit” into my world. Hope is a great thing, maybe the greatest of all things. It’s the promise of a new day, the promise that everything is going to work out. And then one day, the clouds open up and you get your shot…

The first time I got to meet Kat was something so surreal to me that I just knew I was gonna come across like some deranged lunatic who couldn’t keep his shit together. It was put together by Jeremy Roenick who knew how much it meant to me, and I will never be able to pay him back for this kindness. Thanks JR, you're the King!

It was like that moment that you knew you were going to be tested, yet you also knew that you were just going to fail miserably 150% at it, and still you couldn’t care less.

Well, times that by 10 and you are in the ballpark of where I stood in that moment.

And yet, Katarina had all kinds of space for my cock-ups. (no pun intended) She laughed, and threw me playful hugs and smiles, and she even took a million pictures with me.

I’m sure a star of her nature might get this all the time, yet the way she handled it is what made her a star in this guy’s mind. She could win all the Olympic Gold medals in the world, and never surpass the class it took to win over my heart off the ice.

Someday, I will marry her. Maybe not in this turn around in life, yet a connection is a connection, and a soul is forever. I hope one of the many of these connections I take with me in this lifetime is that one moment we shared, and I shall never forget it.


So here’s to you Katarina, on the 25th anniversary of your Olympic Gold Medal on my country’s soil from the Calgary games. Thanks for your contribution in all that you do, and most importantly to me, for allowing me the chance to love you for all that you represent to me.



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Noticing the Signs in Your Life Around You

Short blog today....

I feel that most people look around them with the intention of only what they want to see. Unless something miraculous happens to or around them, and unless they are present in the moment, it will pass them by unaware.

I thought about what we could be missing by not being present in the moment. Love, Business, Friendships, Opportunity. Just a small list of things we could miss by not being open at all times to what is possible and abundantly available.

Then there are the people that sit and wait for opportunity to present itself to them in the way they need to see it. Problem is, opportunities present themselves in all sorts of ways, and unless you are prepared for it, and more importantly recognize it, it just occurs for you as something insignificant.

Just think of the things that the Universe puts in our path that goes unnoticed because we are so caught up in our world of over-thinking, analyzing, stewing, and being cautious.

When the Universe puts things in your path that you DO recognize, it does so to see if you are open to, and if you are ready for them. Acknowledging these gifts and being grateful for them keep you aligned to the path that works. I can only think that when these phenomenal things occur, that they are not a coincidence.

They are signs that you are on the right path. When you begin the recognition process, they appear more abundantly.

So always keep your eyes peeled and your heart open, and you will attract these gifts which you so rightly deserve.