Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Soul Window so far ...
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Echo & Reflection
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Fibre optics of our being
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
The First Touch
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Down by the riverside
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Until words form
Friday, February 16, 2007
In that dream ...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Window to my Soul (mate)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Soul Window: Violet
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Soul Window: Indigo
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Soul Window: Yellow
Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
'New' isn't always better
Not that I don't like new things. Some new things are lovely. This new Blogger however is just wonky! It's one example of a new thing that I definitely do not think is better than the old! One minute it's one way (similar to old Blogger but with a few differences) and next minute it's another way. I don't know if any other 'new Blogger' people are noticing this.
When I first switched to new Blogger (having no other option but to do so since one day I suddenly could not sign and there was a message telling me I had to switch to sign in), there were the regular 'old Blogger' things in the toolbar (above where you write a post) ... like the buttons to put your text centrally, to the left or right. So I thought "Oh, new Blogger has the same things as old Blogger now."
As of yesterday, however, those controls are suddenly not there. The controls for changing the colour of text, etc are not there. There is no way of changing font, so I am now typing this post in some kind of default font that looks like a small courier font. These are all the controls that exist: bold, itallics, insert link, insert blockquote, check spelling, insert image.
When I inserted the above image using a Photobucket link (as I usually do) I had no way of putting it in the centre as I normally would have. It feels imbalanced over on the left side of the page.
Hmmm. Oh well. I might as well look at this (hopefully) 'temporary technical difficulty' as a sign for me to 'let go of control' today ... and just let things be as they are ...
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Today's message (one of them, anyway) ...
A few days later a friend of mine said to me: "Spec, I saw something today and it reminded me of you, so I had to get it for you!" It turned out to be a pack of those very Brahma Kumaris 'Self Mastery Cards' I had wanted! He had gotten them in the Centre in South (they have them in stock).
The little box contains a set of 66 slim cards, each one bearing one word which is a particular quality or state of being - and a little explanation to go with it.
Every morning after my yoga/meditation I choose one for the day ahead. This morning I got:
Monday, February 05, 2007
Rainbow Rescue (video)
This video shows our efforts to climb the tree, retrieve Rainbow and bring her back home where she is now ...
'The Wow starts now'
(a) breathing sighs of relief and pleasure as she tenderly caresses her new Macbook
(b) chuckling as she looks up from the laptop screen to gaze through the windows of some cosy cafe (the only kinds of 'Windows' she cares to associate with now)
(c) laughing as she remembers (or tries to forget) her pre-Macbook days
(d) sipping hot chocolate and fondly conceptualising her next daily photo
(e) effortlessly surfing the net
(f) all of the above
I must say, it sounds like seamless enjoyment and mobility. This year, when I have the $$$$$ to buy a MacBookPro), I will perhaps begin to understand firsthand what it feels like to be 'converted'.
The other day I was either browsing or looking at TV and the Windows 'Vista' tagline/promise jumped out at me. It instantly reminded me of the name of my blog (which is also Happy Hippy's tagline). Windows Vista's tagline is "The Wow starts Now".
My tagline is "Now is Wow". I suppose the other difference is that Happy Hippy's 'Windows' are lamps, not software.
The words 'Now' and 'Wow' are both short, memorable and they rhyme, so I guess it's natural that people would want to use them for quick phrases, taglines, website names, etc. I've not seen another 'Now is Wow' so far, but I've seen other kinds of Nows and Wows coming together online. Here are two examples from either end of the innocence-and-experience spectrum:
1. this 'creative kid's' site which promises Hot! Now and Wow
2. a more adult site with a different kind of 'hot' Now & Wow
Sunday, February 04, 2007
We are reflecting
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
The other day I was wondering where the word 'goodbye' came from. When I looked it up, I found out that it's derived from: God be with ye. Over time the phrase was shortened to God b'ye ... which eventually became Goodbye ... then simply Bye.
But when we say 'goodbye' to someone, do we really think of it or mean it to be 'God be with you'? Similarly, when we say 'Good morning' or 'good evening' or 'good night' are we actually telling people to have a good morning/evening/night? I think these have just become habitual or polite sayings which have lost their deeper meaning.
What will be different (for the sayer and the receiver) if we part with God be with you instead of just 'goodbye' or 'bye'?
Labels: sunday scribblings
Yes, my Love.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Package in the mail
It is a symbolic box with his artwork on the outside and one word indicating what intangible, 'fragile' quality the box holds within. I got PEACE. That always comes in handy ...
(Excerpt from the website): May 22nd, New York, NY -- Franck de Las Mercedes wonders what people would do if they received a box that contained such things. What would you do if you suddenly received a box via mail, labeled “FRAGILE: Contains Hope” ? How would you use it? Would you give it to someone else? Would you sell it? Would you just throw it away? Such a box is exactly what Franck will send to anyone who asks him, anywhere in the world, for free.
Hmmm. I'm not sure what I will do with my box. I think I'll leave it somewhere in a public place for some random stranger to find.
Mirror mirror (a Rainbow update)
Nowadays when she is out in the garden, she does a brief bit of flying ... from Point A to Point B (which is usually me). But lately I've started running from her when she flies to me, so instead of landing on my shoulder, she is forced to do a circle and go back to her take off point ... or some other point nearby.
The rest of her time is spent sitting in the sun, spreading her wings and fluffing out, as though tanning. I wonder if she knows she's a bird. When other birds fly over, she jumps with surprise and twists her head to look at them, as though wondering: "What are they doing up there?!"
This evening when I tried to pick her up to take her back in, she actually flew away from me - a short distance. I went forward to her again and she started rapidly padding off in the other direction, squeaking: "I want to stay out here!" It's good that she is enjoying the outdoors and becoming used to it in a more 'grown up' way. But, with the dogs literally licking their lips whenever they see her, she won't be able to stay out on her own until she goes to my nearby friend's garden. She has no dogs or cats. Only rabbits.