I felt bad about being so forward regarding people being "duped" by religion. I actually woke up this morning thinking I should retract some of the things I said yesterday. Nope, not gonna do it. I re-read it and it's OK, it's my opinion.
I got so wrapped up in my rant that I totally forgot the point of conversation... I've figured out between the 3rd step prayer and Conversations with God - a nifty and plausible way to merge them together...
God's will for me IS to follow my bliss. ba da boom...
Next topic, quickly (I have to leave for an appointment in a few minutes). Since I can remember, the only real grown up type plan I ever entertained was building a huge home completely in the boonies (love that TV show) off the grid. I have drawings from way back what the view looks like from the triple decker deck. The complex is built into the side of a mountain facing south. There is a stream, a greenhouse, a hot tub, a helicopter pad, a stable on the first floor for lots of animals, and loads of beds and baths, a recording studio, a movie theater, an awesome art space, AND tons of secret passageways. I have drawings of my floor plan! Overtime my imagination allowed for interesting people and environmentally friendly fixtures to join in. I would entertain various prize winning authors and philosophers, scientists (anyone from TED or OnBeing is welcome) and they could choose to stay in a selection of bleeding edge yurts with the latest composting whatever and solar appliances with rain collection gadgets... you get the idea. Recently it dawned on me that this could be a retreat center and I could add cooking classes and exercise options besides photography & hiking. Something like Elk Lake Lodge got me thinking.
Ok... now, the crazy coincidence part of this... Friday I went to The Priory, a Benedictine retreat center in Chestertown, NY. They just happen to be looking for a director. So... the wheels seriously start spinning. I have no specific experience, but in general I know I could figure it out. I would even enjoy it except for the fundraising aspect (I hate to ask people for money, at least I have in the past). The take away is a maybe someday actual means to my dream. I could actually get hands on experience running someone else's' retreat on my way to creating my own. Just crazy, cool thoughts that hadn't crossed my mind scape before.
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.
Fibber McGee's closet!