Saturday, June 12, 2010
Drink Your Way To Health
Happy birthday to my dear Miss R, Robin of the beautiful red hair and lovely pictures and beautiful poetry. I will post a picture of us together soon and of my great present from her, the stuffed ulcer doll.
Not until we get a break in routine do we recognize its significance. After spending most of the spring studying plot, I've been trying to define it for myself and what I know is the following -- plot is the device that both breaks a system and exposes it. All of life is an evolving ecosystem. That's why say the Tipper and Al divorce seems so shocking -- a forty year ecosystem seems like something that will last forever. And while some marriages and friendships and family bonds do last, they are forever changing lest they stagnate and die.
I don't like change and often make the same joke Woody Allen does-- Change equals death. But the fact is that it's necessary and hopeful for how can we see and appreciate anything without it? Nostalgia, that pain from an old wound, gives way to joy. We know what we have had and what we have. As the old proverb says, We love the earth, but we cannot stay.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Drink your way to health." Crazy Water slogan in the 20s
Mojito making secret -- mortar and pestle for the mint.
Benedictions and Maledictions