Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
entertainment is limited over here. i finished ram dass' book, and painted my nails in honor of his good book design. i'd like to wallpaper my home with the brown paper pages from the book's center. i started karen armstrong's memoir, the spiral staircase. leek and potato soup is on the stove, i bought an electric beater today. i found wood sawhorses for robin, but i really went looking for a used copy of shirley maclaine's out on a limb. my quest involves reading about quests. i drove upstate this morning with my rabbit, who is still bitter about the commute. stay warm.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
C Isherwood, taking notes on Vivekanada’s sayings, My Guru and His Disciple:
“I am glad I was born, glad I suffered so, glad I did make big blunders, glad to enter peace. Behind my work was ambition, behind my love was personality, behind my purity was fear, behind my guidance the thirst for power. Now they are vanishing and I drift.
I hate this world, this dream, this horrible nightmare with its churches and chicaneries, its fair faces and false hearts, its howling righteousness on the surface and utter hollowness beneath, and, above all, its sanctified shopkeeping.
Let the barks of puppies not frighten you––no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven––but stand up and work.”