I spent most of the day listning to music...
ATM ...Milow....I just love acoustic, and his text are amazing
I spent most of the day listning to music...
ATM ...Milow....I just love acoustic, and his text are amazing
Sitting here resting after harvesting some corn, tomatoes, leeks, potatoes and broccoli seeds from my garden.
Back from San Jose, pizza lunch, then funeral, then shopping for beads for rosaries and special TV cable.
Husband cancelled satellite company and is now switching to netflix, so needed a special cable to connect computer to TV.
Me straight to Avalon and my what's up thread.
Hello Carmody, :wave: hello Dan_33, :wave: hello Bollinger :wave:.
Hello everyone. :wave:
Yes, it has turned into Avalon tweets...not quite what I had in mind, but great fun.
Awareness shifting constantly, from thoughts of personal agenda
to environment pressing in.
Hubby yelling Oh look! come and see! from bedroom...his TV palace...
House is quiet, two doggies sleeping. Hearing the steady traffic through the open window. Soft rain falling.
Just finished listening to <8>'s music vid -' Milow' .. Lovely! Now I am thinking of my eldest son who lives away - he plays beautifully (guitar). Thank you <8>
Hello MargueriteBee and <8>...I didn't see you until now. So nice of you to drop by, please come often :wave:
this is becoming the UNA, or United Nations of Avalon.
The daylight is fading. Chilly north wind still flipping leaves around. The bamboo grove is constantly moving. I am contemplating how much work it'd be to make a bamboo teepee as Ulli talked about.
My supper of creamy tomato-vegetable soup and cornbread is sitting heavy... need to get up and walk it off. I have a theory about cornbread, that it always expands in the stomach. Any southerners out there to support or naysay my theory??
Prayers for Ulli and her family.
Fell asleep in a chair. Woke up because this was playing:
Thanks Carmody. Brilliant Brian Eno who coined the term "ambient music".
Back in 1974 I had the honour to sit next to him at a table in Dingwalls,
he was still a member of Roxy Music then, and I was totally in awe of him.
That was before the split with Bryan Ferry, whom I didn't meet until 1988.
Brian Eno's music became too experimental for Bryan Ferry.
While you posted that vid I was going through my itunes music list
searching for ambient songs I had downloaded from garageband.com years ago,
to see if any of them could be found now on YouTube.
I found only a couple so far and I put them up in the Avalon members music thread.
Another synchronicity. They are increasing again.
It is a chilly night here and the noise is a fridge and cricket combo.
The river is low so I can hardly notice it. My chair is getting harder by the minute
and I'm thinking of having an early night. Seeing so many sad faces today rubbed off on me.
9:34 pm here sitting outside a soft breeze rustles the trees whispering of the coming fall weather. I'm missing summer. sitting with a jacket over two long sleeved shirts and a blanket and the breeze still cuts through to make me shiver. a constant trill of a night insect and a cricket orchestrating a luliby. my dog barking at invisible intruders. its a quiet night tonight. cloud cover so no moon just the bright light of my lap top and a faint glow coming from inside. very distant hum from the nearby highway, random dog answering mine. the smoke from my cigarette dances and twirls around my screen covered in baby finger prints. procrastinating before i go clean up dinner and fold laundry.
Going to get ready for beddie with my ears ringing with all the music
I've been listening to
:music: especially Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Don't You Worry...'Bout a Thing :lalala:
so tired physically and so wired mentally
Sweet dreams, everyone
Ulli - this thread is lovely - can't resist joining in!
Have been up since 6.30 having got my husband off to Amsterdam and daughter off to school but I am now lying on my bed typing this. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it is chilly. Rush hour traffic sounds outside - motorbike speeding past. The noise of a plane flying overhead. Birds singing. There is the smell of lavender in the air combined with toast as my son has a late breakfast.
Time for coffee.
Quarter past 4 AM here. Chilly. Still pitch black outside. Cup of hot black tea is almost gone... time to make another. Cup is white, a pretty shape with 'tea' scribed around the top. Remembering my work-friend who gave it to me. Stacks of papers and books on the coffee table next to my laptop ... need to tidy up and file. It's happy Friday!
Having a work break, catching up on the thread after taking a quick look late last night – still in wonder and amazement at the good wishes from yesterday…..
11:00 last night:
……Called Mum to let her know there were people across the world that care about her, that send special thoughts for her – she doesn’t understand the Internet(!), but was completely blown away with the kindness. Take a bow, you beautiful Earthlings, thanks to all of you.
Took Ulli’s kind gifts of energy and told Mum, “I’m sending a special delivery package through the ether: a ball of all things good, healing, happiness and love, it will break on your head like an egg, will seep in and over your body to your heart, you will feel wonderful... and it’s sticky so don’t try washing it off – you’ll get the package 5 mins after we’ve put the phone down”. She called a little later to say she’s been giggling at this dreamer son that believes lots of wacky things. Giggle + smiles = mission accomplished ;)
Back to today, 11am:
Thinking of yesterday, the posts here, the ‘coincidences’… about how we connect. Never really thought about how I’d feel about not being alone, about being a small part of something great. I like it very much.
11am and a bit:
I think I’ve fallen in love with Junebugs cooking :)
Peace, love and a fantastic day to all of you!
friday, just woke up after a good sleep, Its alive..... my friendly dog also noticed and as usual he is approaching looking for my eyes seeing into his big brown eyes. My big friend i say to him our german shepart. Okay Do i get up or stay and do some reading in this great book autobiograpic of a yogi.
This i did. Chapter 43 i choose. Chapter named the ressurection of Sri Yukteswar. Speechless after reading. such a beautiful book.
A good start of the day. I get up calling the other pets, 2 cats. All the pets are happy and they make me happy too.
So time for some ' news ' . First some main stream media than the new media variant.
When finishing this little replay to the Thread i will go for a walk with charlie in a village park next to my homecity amsterdam.
At 1500 hours i have to be on the job. So i have to go turn off the computer and go outside.
In my heart i wish all of you a very nice day.
The other southern dish that can get heavy is dumplings -- not the puffy biscuit type that sits on top of a stew and steams until done, but the thin noodle type. I've never mastered them but I keep trying.
Thanks John--I like my cooking too.
All love to your Mum, and to everyone,
Getting a sense that something is coming, can't shake it.
watching more and more people moving into local groups,
no accidents there.
Heavy rescue work overnight, some 9/11 related,
woke up to remnants of screams and weird chemical smells.
Had a nasty ear ache too, until i fully came back to 3D .
Was good to get into the garden,
but still feeling a pulling on me.
Been wired all day.
i guess round two tonight.
Some sense of a doorway closing, not sure what that's about.
some urgency about it.
Some groups in a total panic, and others in total bliss,
with not much in between.
Another day at the office.
I love you all so much and feel the intimacy this thread has created. The song "We Are Family" comes to mind.
Pickle, I love how you see and treat your mum. Even though she is making fun of you she KNOWS that every word you say is true. And love how your son liked Bob Marley already as a baby. Reggae rhythm is magic.
I woke up at 2 am, so startled I let out a scream that woke my husband. I had seen a ghost for the first time in my life.
My side of the bed faces the door and waking up from a dreamless sleep I saw this milky white shape of a person just three feet from me, approaching my bed, and already very near, before the image vanished, then I turned on the light.
After that I was awake, wondering what this could have meant. The feeling I got from the being was neutral, nothing to fear, really. I hope my yelling didn't upset whoever it was. I came to the conclusion that it might have been my husband's aunt who came to visit him, the one we buried yesterday. He was the one who had spotted her cancer in her kidney six years ago. She had spent the last 4 weeks in a coma. Today I will focus on her in my meditation, something I ought to have done already yesterday. At the funeral I was more involved with her two sons and four daughters who all felt the full impact of being orphans now.
Astrid, I hope you are wrong and nothing traumatic will happen to any of us. I know that many who lost their jobs or their homes or their investments are going through major hardships, and more will join their ranks. I am amazed how many here at Avalon have already made the change to country living and have gardens. We must encourage others to try and do the same as having a bit of soil in which to plant a few things is so healing for the soul.
It's 7:17 am here and another beautiful sunny morning in Central America. Had my coffee and banana with goat yoghurt. One cat asleep on the bed the other is out hunting.
Good morning kind souls.
Spooky stuff Ulie.
Last night I went to my daughters and taught yoga to her and my X! First time in 8 years that I have taught a class - thought I'd be rusty and botch it but it went well. After we had dinner - my daughter is a very creative cook. For dessert she made Fried banana and cinnamon over vanilla ice cream! Then the three of us worked on her resume, she wants to change jobs.
I got to the subway late and as I was walking down the stairs the last train was pulling into the station. I tried jumping four steps at a time and missed the last step. I stumbled and crashhed hard into a wall at the bottom. Today my wrist, knee, chin and back are sore. Silly me.
Missed the train too - but another pulled in right behind it.
Got home just fine.
It's 12.26 midday, and listening to a Deep Purple song on the Classic Rock thread that I haven't heard in decades.
It is a grey and cold day and I'm aware I ought to be wearing socks as my feet feel frozen.
The song just stopped and it is silent, except for the river noise.
Oh, now I hear the tap in the bathroon sink still dripping from earlier on
when one of the cats jumped up and demanded that I opened the trickle of water
so she could drink from the tap. So annoying but it has become customary around here.
Even though the water in the bowl gets changed regularly,
the water from the tap is what she wants....so little cat control habits are well established.
My cats have me, not the other way 'round.
Something needs to be done about that.