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Thursday, October 07, 2010

new moon

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how to best spend a new moon day? i am sure you are all dying to find out. well, you might move house. or you might go to a funeral. or you might throw out junk, psychic or material...

but if you don't have a new house to move to, if nobody died recently that you would care to bury, and if you are not up to junk clearing of any kind, then here is my advice, based on a long trial-and-error process:

find a spot in the sunshine, hang up a hammock, lie yourself down with as many comforters and blankets as you need to be truly comfortable, switch off your phone, bring a book, a cup of tea, some home-made (not by you...) pancakes or soup, and spend the day lazing, sleeping, reading, reflecting, or even better, doing absolutely nothing. only emerge when good and ready. and only to do something you really want to do.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

wolf

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General Wolf Rules for Life

1. Eat
2. Rest
3. Rove in between
4. Render loyalty
5. Love the children
6. Cavil in the moonlight
7. Tune your ears
8. Attend to the bones
9. Make love
10. Howl often

(from Women who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

in praise of melancholy

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is the title of a short chapter in Tom Hodgkinson's remarkably mind-boggling 'How to be free'. he advocates the following measures: rename depression 'melancholy' because that just sounds much better, forget about prozac and therapy, accept the human condition (we all have it. really. really. really.), and drink more beer, preferably in good company. sounds like wise advice for october. herfstbokje, anyone?

Sunday, October 03, 2010

ma brune

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(no translation today, but there is a polish version)