You all know how I can’t run the TV in our house? Yes you do, we’ve discussed it. Well, lately I have had Daniel record the new Hawaii Five O series. I didn’t watch the original very much, but it WAS set in Hawaii, so I was aware of it. And it DID have that great theme music. The new one is fine, some of the lines are pretty good, and the lead characters are fairly well done. But mostly, it’s in HAWAII!!!
I already told you about being sent to Oahu, to stay with my grandmother (the crazy one) for many, many summers of my youth. And my complete adoration of any and every thing ocean related. So, really…. Hawaii! I just make Dan sit there, not saying anything, the entire time this show is on. I soak up the views and the scenery and pretend I can smell it. (The Islands do have a very distinctive fragrance.) This has caused a resurgence of very animated dreams for me. All centered around Hawaii.
It reminded me of something Hanna told me years ago. She had heard all the Hawaii stories, some of them having to do with a Japanese boyfriend I had at the time. She was probably around 14 or so, and supremely unhappy with our lives at that moment. Her outburst went like this: if you had just married the guy from Hawaii I’d be exotic and rich by now!
The reason I am sharing this with you is because I can no longer just climb into my warm and cozy waterbed, put my head on my (old) pillow and just become comatose anymore. Not without having to get up about five times and jot crap down. I have stories and memories and inspirations that are keeping me from falling asleep these days, all of them either Hawaii-centered, Hawaii-inspired, or Hawaii-related. I need to spring up, grab a pencil and scribble shit on scraps of paper before my subconscious will allow me to doze off. It’s just scary and sad inside my wee smooth brain these days. (But it smells good!)
Yesterday the UPS man left a package on our front deck. This was in it. No, not the guy. The box contained this jacket my son is wearing. He orders things, and because he lives in that way cool historic building, with no on-site manager, he has them delivered here. Where we can safely bring them in out of the rain. J.D. felt he needed this new coat. I am saving my opinion for later. I haven’t decided on it yet.
I looked out my window yesterday (the view from the hall that I have showen you before), and it appears as though fall has finally fallen around here. I saw how autumnal the mystical trees where today while I was out erranding, but I couldn’t get a picture of them (damn traffic lights). I’ll try again tomorrow. You really need to see how much they change with the seasons. (I know, SOME of you live where dying leaves are a tourist attraction, but hey, these are my mystery trees, so I am going to share anyway. Humour me.)
One more thing, then we can get on with our magical message of the day. Since pretty much everyone has a cell phone now, the changing of the clocks isn’t as precarious as it used to be. If you are awake at 2:00 a.m. (and you know I will be), then watch the face of your wee cellular device go back to one again. It’s kind of amusing. (Fine, maybe I am the only one who finds this fun.)
~ Inspiration, Insight, Vitality ~
This card shows one of the dragons of Beli flying high over the magical city of Dinas Affaraon in Snowdonia. In the distance a bolt of lightning reminds us that Draig-athar is one of the servants of the Sky God.
Coming into contact with the Air Dragon can be as a bolt of lightning to the psyche and intellect, and as such must be treated with care and considerable respect. Sometimes manifesting as sudden flashes of illumination, Draig-athar brings insight and clarity to your thoughts and imagination. As conveyer of numinous power, the Air Dragon can be seen as a symbol of visitation, for he is a messenger of the Sky God.”