Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Virgo Rising

Time to stroll in a gallery. Sip tea and read a good book. To design something...a t-shirt, my yard, my home. Time to do that psychedelic art project involving candles, help my son learn the guitar, and watch a sunrise with a friend. That's what I want to have time for.
In the mean-time, this beautiful gallery will have to do.

8 Comments:

Blogger Salt Water said...

If you do get to the candle making phase of your day, don't forget the ice cube in the milk carton trick. Put in the ice, pour in the wax, wait an hour, then tare apart the carton. Great shapes for sure.

02 November, 2005  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

Cute! I'm doing more of a luminaria kind of thing, and I'll get there eventually. :-)

I totally have to do at least one creative thing a day or I feel like I've wasted the whole day.

02 November, 2005  
Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Did you do that painting "Virgo Rising"?

02 November, 2005  
Blogger Salt Water said...

In addition to the large icecube candle mentioned above, one can add wax frosting to make a beautiful candle. Take melted wax and add powdered soap to it and then whip it with a high speed mixer. It will fluff up and whitten up. It can then be applied to colored large icecube candles for a fantastic effect. My Mom and I did this at holiday times. Sorry to bother you with this, but my Mom is gone and she was creative also. You have brought back some nice feelings. Thanks

03 November, 2005  
Blogger Salt Water said...

I have finally finished Ishmael. He calls us to teach one hundred peoples a new story that will let all life choose to enter a new world outside the prison of destructive consumption. I liked his proof such a massive choice could be made. I also liked the posture he suggests is key, because I flatter myself that I'm pointed in the right direction. I carry spiders out of the house, alive, and grow some of my own food. I also am beginning to see that Iroqies might be just as important as Americans (Mother Culture is strong here). I like the notion that our culture is a prison. I do feel completely trapped and would very much like to live a different way. This is not due to want. I am lucky materially. I suffer in my heart the homeless I help not. I feel the pain of comfort others lack. I sometimes wish I had the courage of Saint Francis who one day stripped himself of his father's clothes and wealth and walked off naked into the world to love and serve. Ultimately, I think it will take time for me to act on Ishmael. I do not find it easy to grasp. I have underlinded main points and will check back. Yet, he did seem to leave the hardest part to us, namely, to tell a new and better story for the world to live by. After all, it is going to need to be one hell of a story to out weigh the "Pleasure Comfort" story. Of course, it could be Islam is the next dominate story. Yet, Ishmael says "There is no one way to live." I don't quite get what he is saying. Do you? Thanks. You can count me as one more towords your one hundred. Salt Water Jim.

06 November, 2005  
Anonymous Howard Muhlberg said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by Transcendental Floss and leaving a comment recently.

As I'm a virgo and a lover Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax", nice to find your blog. I REALLY like your style and will check in when I can. (I've also added you to our Circle of Blog.)

BTW, I hope you at least get your cup of tea. My current fave is a VERY strong and only slightly sweet Chai. (Learned recentlty that "chai" actually means "tea", so to say Chai Tea, as is common, is, well, redundant.)

07 November, 2005  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

Thanks, Howard. I finally get a day off tomorrow, so I'll at least have that tea. Or that Chai. But not both. :-)

07 November, 2005  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

S.W.,

Like your comments. How I understand "There is no one right way to live" is that there are many stories and all of them are true. As in anthropology, when you study other cultures and learn that it is only what we've been taught that makes us think our way is better than any another. What is normal to us is crazy to the Bushmen in Africa, for instance. They think we worship Coke bottles, and in a way, we do!

I am glad to add you to my list of 100...and if you are ever interested in looking at some other sites of people who have read the book and 'get it', let me know.

07 November, 2005  

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