Winnie the Pooh says “I am not lost, for I know where I am. However, where I am, may be lost” or “people say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day”. These poetic words repeated can bring inspiration and enlightenment.
The golden age of English children literature, from Lewis Carroll to HG Wells, JM Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle, provides provoking curiosity and metaphysical leaps of imagination. The simplicity of their writing encourages all, to change their mood when reading their stories. Reading can bring us face to face with our consciousness. It allows us mellow space to forgive ourselves by seeing the foibles of others. And forgive them too.
Studio 54 the documentary, is a slice of the life that has influenced much of today’s manners and maybe morals! The freedom? of sexuality and mind altering experiences is an ongoing issue that explores the myriad of the different parts of the psyche. In youth, the infinite possibilities become something quite different as we age. Most anything we ingest alters our chemistry. We are barraged with many kinds of food groups to stay away from, I.e. sugar, wheat. But, in balance, can we stay true to what we like and enjoy? Morphine/opium is given to facilitate dying. Alcohol and marijuana allow a mellow head space if allowed in moderation. Who you make love with is held as a sacred action, which no one else need know about. Observing the disarray and malaprops of aging seems like the only way to manage with dignity. Pooh understood this. Something to watch: A Wonderful Day Like Today.
The time change, spring forward, fall back, reminds us of the beginning of the ancient calendar. The first day of Aries is the new year. As we let go of Pisces, old souls and endings, we get ready for action. Our world has truly become as one and the time for warlike aggression is superfluous. Speed is one of our Gods today. Also collectivism. Twitter etc inspires both of these concepts. It may be, in the not too distant future, we may have to come back to a more isolated self examining process. No longer the overwhelming need to obliterate “silence”, we can observe ourselves in conjunction with music and dance. The whirling dervishes do. Gently encourage reflection. Personal v. Collective can be accomplished by distancing the attentions and intentions. Most everything is political, so use it with those who enjoy that mode of communication. Let the feelings wear a cloak of invisibility.