29 Jun 2005, 11:55am

How to De-Stress

Thanks for coming by and passing your hullos. Thanks to y’all.

I don’t have a clue how to begin to jot anything meaningful and succinct…pulled out of the cityscapes, beaches, museums or other public venue, wanderings through countrysides, villages, mobius strips of selves lying late in bed, watching the man walking his dog off leash, nonchalantly, his head up and the puppy dodging sideways and into a cafe. He then did a double take when realizing it was gone and went through the cafe as it ran betweeen tables. Or encounters with a natural thespian who bragged of claiming to be a pimp . When he caught someone’s interest, and got asked a price, he would point to a random stranger as being his prostitute, set meetup for an hour from then, take the 800 euros, and be only a cloud of dust and a memory. He also asked my hub if he was looking for anything. He said, no he was looking for someone. The thesian punded his chest and declared, “it’s me you’re looking for.” My hub said, “no I am looking for a woman. Thespian laughed heartily at that.

So many observations big and small — such as family groups toting tots at midight through red light districts past guys monotoning “coke, ecstacy”, culinary explorations of Tibet’s lotus seed and dried fruit tea to England’s full English or kipper for breakfast and a Nigerian chef’s miscellany of vegan (including a zucchini cooked firm as a potato, broiled with some sort of alcohol and cinnamon and a few drinks from flowers and trees never heard of). I’ve eaten more meat in 2 weeks than I have in the past 3 years, out past all this the minuatae are far from settled, swirling and yet I lie in bed at 2 pm after being out until 2 am and marvel at everything like the diamonds made by sunlight cutting across a shower stream. Life is beautiful and full and….how to parse?

Perhaps trying to relate it all or any one aspect in detail, is a losing proposition anyway — life is meant to be lived at life speed not in Coles notes summary. (Although, if true, that would put a evil twist on the utility of poetry. ..:-P) The quiet rumble of my gut says now is not the time to pause and reflect. Not to mention my fingers have forgotten how to navigate a windows keyboard already. 😛 And we won’t even notice connection speed will we? 😉

Here’s something that can stand apart, coherant. (Before I/In case I mislay the notebook), let me share something I jotted off the wall in Lyton’s Rockvale Hotel

The 10 Commandments of How to De-Stress
1. Thou shalt not be perfect or even try to be.
2. Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.
3. Thou shalt leave things undone that ought to be done.
4. Thou shalt not s[read yourself too thin.
5. Thou shalt learn to say no.
6. Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and for thy support network.
7. Thou shalt switch off regularly and do nothing.
8. Thou shalt be boring, untidy, inelegant and unattractive at all time.
9. Thou shalt not even feel guilty.
10. Especially thou shalt not be thine own worse enemy but be thine own best friend.

Word Association: livery, delivery, guild, guilt, gilt, to the hilt, filled, frilled, rill, real

Back Up

It seems the server went down for a few days while unattended. I apologize if you came looking and couldn’t find the pages.

I’m still on the road with the Hub. But all is well here. We had a great romp of a time with Amit through SW England and are currently making our way through more of Europe, Amsterdam at the moment.

I expect to be back with photos of the lovely time had and being had, once I find a suitable block of time and/or internet cafe with USB port.

26 Jun 2005, 4:17pm
Memes or Quizzes
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How do People See You?

Slow and Steady
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It’d really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.

If they said that, then, they’d be right sometimes and wrong some of the time. I seem to come across that way by body language. I’ll have to sort that out and be less contained to match my internal state.

Like the Wind

Cleaning my primary school papers out of my parents’ attic, I came across this poem draft from my home-scribbler from when I was 10. I always have loved a good strong wind and thunderstorm. :-) The running I forgot about for a while and am getting back to.

That was the year I went from B-thru-D student to almost top of the class, all-A student under the teaching of Mr. Michael Smith, when whatever clicked differently in my brain to effect such a change.

It may have been a natural cognitive development shift but subjectively, was it not because I felt that when he looked at me, he saw something good, not a collection of could-be-betters.

I still would like to shake his hand. It’s the pitfall of mobility, common names and not saying an articulate thanks early enough.

P.S. I found an album with class portraits. I got to stand beside my favorite teacher.

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18 Jun 2005, 7:01pm

Spotted By the River

I’m professedly offline for a bit, but bunnies and ducklings wait for no one…gotta share that… :-)

on the riverpath
it’s been too long since I biked
— roses already?

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