It’s a new month! And I completely forgot to flip my calendar pages over until we were on our way to bed last night (this morning). Oops, I just went though these pictures, still haven’t done the Out Houses yet. Oh well, something to look forward to tomorrow.
The Hawaii one is exquisite in its lush perfection. This is a shot of the Pali Mountains on Oahu. There is also a highway that winds over and through them with the same name. The locals actually say it all run-together, in the form of a question, as if they’re auditioning for Jeopardy: “you-go-over-the-Pali-today-yeah?”
In my campaign towards better eating, while no longer stressing over “diets” and weight, there is a poster I’d like to share. It came from Corina, who saw it and shared it with me last week. I’ve seen similar notifications before, but never done so concisely and in such a crisp format.
We are pretty careful with what we eat and what we can afford to buy, but this is on the verge of scary. Makes me want to be even more diligent about knowing where my food is coming from, and how it got to me. Buy local? Yes, please. Organic? Every chance I get!
Catching up with other news, I’m about half-way into Moonwalking With Einstein, and it’s pretty fascinating. A wee bit science-y too, but still very interesting. Here’s a funny thing I just found out, as I was learning about the Memory Palace.
If you aren’t familiar with the MP (and I wasn’t), it’s a mind trick you use to remember specific or individual articles. You mentally envision a location you are familiar with (the examples given were childhood homes) and then you walk through there, placing your listed items in obvious spots (putting them on a couch, a piano, a stove, in a sink, etc), where they wait for you to “come back” and get them, or remember that they’re there, in that order.
This was a technique taught to all of the great scholars in Rome, before and after its high times, and spreading out into the rest of the “educated” world. Students were instructed in the WAYS of learning, as well as WHAT to learn. Josh says, “The phrase ‘in the first place‘ is a vestige from the art of memory.” Seriously, this is the kind of shit I adore running across. Now every time I say it, I’ll know where it came from.
One of my assignments* from *A* is to keep track of, and notice when, I’m having a good time. That, the history of our language, is something I can honestly say makes me happy. I’ll jot it down. Along with our bicycle errands earlier this afternoon. We went to see Ryon at the gym and then made a few stops as we headed home. In the pouring rain.
*I say “homework assignment” she alludes to a gentle suggestion, she’s kind like that, I’m harshly Virgo-minded.
Here’s a secret, if you have properly prepared, or even if you have half-assedly prepared*, this kind of adventure can actually be highly entertaining. I realized, as we were pedaling along, and the sprinkles were turning into pounding drops, the miles flying behind our wet wheels, that I was quite possibly enjoying my ridiculous self elf! Huh. Who knew?
*It is no longer an option, we need waterproof coats and pants that don’t leak.
And then, when I saw what our message was about, how it was described/defined, I Laughed Out Loud. Universal Theme anyone?
Change is inevitable, but with it comes the chance to shed a burden.
Incomparable, charismatic snake, guardian of water and savior of grain, Cobra counsels you consider your fundamental needs, feeding your body and energizing whole foods and walking amongst nature, for change and rebirth are now inevitable and require your vitality.
Fear not for the future, for as Cobra sloughs her old skin so will you shed that which holds you back. Look carefully at the meaning of desire before letting its deep sexual energy free, for as Cobra knows only that which is given in mutual love can transform.”
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
a fairly easy ride, not quite 10 miles, most of it in the rain. With some food and laundry, plus two boxes, as cargo.