Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas

It's been three weeks since I finished reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. While I don't think you need to care for motorsports, I do think you need to appreciate dogs as the entire book is told from the dog's point of view. I don't need to tell you why it resonated so strongly for me.

Subject matter aside, it was beautifully written. A nice clean writing style that used every word. Nothing was wasted or extraneous. I was impressed with the way the author carried the racing metaphor throughout without overdoing it.

"Your car goes where your eyes go." Every driving instructor tells you that in driver's ed and it's true. If you're looking to the left, the wheels will drift in that direction. I've been looking forward with Casey and it's paying off. (thank you all for the words of encouragement) In racing winning is important but so is finishing the race. You never know when you'll need those points further down the road to the championship.

Right now my eyes are on my family and friends. The car is parked for the next week and I plan to enjoy the holidays. I wish you all the opportunity to do the same.

In that vein, Merry Christmas


  1. And a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2009 to you!!
    (Keep up the good work!!)

  2. I'm lovin' this lawn ornament, Miss Keziah. The only thing on my lawn is snow. Even the lavender defected!

    Enjoy your time with family and friends. Go Casey!

  3. Merry Christmas to you, too! I second the focus on friends and family over the holidays. Spend some time relaxing with people you love and don't think about normal life resuming :)