On this site Sept. 5, 2012, Old Postcard Wednesday did not happen.
I am sorry. I just can't seem to get it all together this week. My husband has the week off and we are working in the yard in preparation for painters who will be doing the exterior paint job the final week of this month. We are pruning the overgrowth of bushes and trees around the periphery of the house, something I promised the painters when they toured to give the quote. Because the house needs this work so desperately I want to make it as easy for the crew as possible, to ensure the best outcome.
The Democratic Convention got my full attention late afternoon through evening of the first day, as it will until they gavel the event closed. (I watched a lot of the Republican Convention two weeks ago, also, because I think it's important to be aware of the big picture.) In spite of being totally wowed by Mayor Castro's keynote speech and Michele Obama's transcendent speech, I am feeling deeply the gravity of the importance underlying hopeful words and enthusiastic cheers. I am certain that my introspection now is serving to store up the energy I want to have for campaign volunteerism in about six weeks.
We don't live in a world where, in any one day, nothing big happens. Of course, something has always been happening since the beginning of time, but could anyone living in the 18th Century have imagined the break-neck speed of change in the 21st Century? We really should be more forgiving of one another, and of ourselves, for lacking the perfection that is expected of us and (because we are human) for missing the mark again and again.
As I am writing this post I am listening to an album on my Spotify playlist (I love Spotify and hope it is offered worldwide in the months ahead!). I find myself returning to this album; my brain is attracted to it. Among tamer dream track titles, there are some mind-boggling track titles, i.e. Astral Travel, Out of Body Musical Experience, Etheric Travel, but all of the music has the same free-flowing, body-slowing, soothing effect on me. There's not a lot else happening while I am listening to Lucid Dreaming World-Collective Unconscious Mind (the link is to Amazon, where you can hear small samples to test whether or not it appeals to you).
And that, dear friends, is all I happen to have for you this Wednesday, except to wish you lucid dreaming and lucid thinking in the nights and days ahead.
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