I've been fasting/detoxing as part of a wellness program and had lots of time on my hands with low motivation to go anywhere or do much... so... ENTER all the books that have been sitting around for years waiting on my attention.
I noticed that I found a few lines in a few different books that struck me and decided to record them here... so I can donate the book and continue my shelf clearing exercise. =) It's a test... let's see if I can remember why I marked the lines I did.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Page 263 "But I didn't care. I knew myself for the first time in a week, standing on earth instead of polished marble." In the margins I wrote *I knew myself* ? Not to learn but to remember. (In the story the heroine had gone from her home in the woods to ask the king & the court for help and basically trying to please them lost herself AND go screwed over by the drama political centered fake people.) It speaks to my current journey to get to know myself and the idea that I'm not learning so much as remembering. My higher self hasn't changed... I'm just finally learning to tune into and listen to that channel instead of everyone else's static.
I like the metaphor... there are lots of radio stations... tune into your own, by necessity you tune out other stations... you learn to eliminate the static, to hear more clearly, you can switch back and listen to other stations, parents, past, culture, religion... all different perspectives and chatter! The practice I'm creating is the ability to tune into my own station as often and clearly as possible. COOL! Excellent!
same book page 91: "Unfortunately, the willingness to learn magic wasn't the same thing as being any good at it." In the story the girl has a different type of magic that her teachers don't understand and can't really explain or teach to her. She has to find her own way. She wasn't any good at "their magic" but she was a natural, of course, regarding her own.
Interesting that I chose just now to type up the quotes in the order I did. God Wink... I just got an insight followed up with a supportive sentiment... NICE! So now do I have to keep this damn book!? Hee...hee....?? or can I still get rid of it? =)
Velocity by Deen Koontz
Page : "Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect much, enjoy what you have... Be self sufficient, don't get involved, let the world go to Hell if it wants." This quote struck me as a bit of a self mission statement. John asked me to create a mission statement and this just hit home. Especially with all the political unrest at the moment... and people worked up (thanks to the fucking media!). I do just plan on laying low and keeping to myself. I am NOT interested in trying to stop the world from doing anything. Maybe there's a plan! =) I'll stick with the bread crumbs from the first bits and continue on my journey to tune into myself. For now...
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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