Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Preparing for My Birthday 2020

I’m putting an end to my health tech consulting and creating space for what comes next. Nurturing new things is not a part-time activity. Birth requires a commitment to create what comes next.

I’ll be doing one last round of on-line meetings with my health IT partners this month. After that, I’ll be available for continued friendship and touching base on the human aspects of our lives, not so much the organizational or technical parts, though sometimes those are inseparable. It’s awkward and scary to make this explicit, though it’s really how I’ve been functioning for the past few months.

I will have fully established this next phase by my birthday, 23 June 2020. It likely will include lots of art and a fuller integration of the many parts of my life (as a gay man, as a photographer, as a meditator, as a human engaged in the world).

After a lifetime of working in health IT, there are areas that I am still passionate about (health equity, technology that approaches magic).  Where these emerge organically, rather than as goals in their own right, they will surface on this blog.

Follow my journey at www.larrywolf51.com as well as on Instagram (@larrywolf5151).

I offer you this poem as inspiration.

Clearing — Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.

create a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.

Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.