Monday, June 07, 2010
A lot of people I know are eager to see Eat, Pray, Love. I can cast no judgment; I saw Grease Two in the theater three times. Seriously. On the subject of Eat, Pray, Love, I read the memoir, but I didn't buy the premise. The narrator, deciding she has spent her life connected to men, must "find herself." I hate this expression. Where in heaven's name have you been hiding from yourself? I have a pretty new-age bent from time to time given how I was rasied (with psychics, magic, astral projection, and just plain crazy time), but even in the worst circumstances, contrivances to know who I am never have worked for me. The times I found out what I was really like where times when I got whacked up the head by life in good and bad ways, not situations of my choosing.
I believe you can clear space for change. But I also believe that most wisdom and change comes as a result of dealing with what is in front of you. I'm not one of those go on a journey types. But like I said, I don't judge. If a journey makes you understand yourself, well, then bon voyage. As a person raised by a woman who loved nothing more than to be in motion, I am a body at rest. My travel is more the dog on a chain type, in the same predictable ruts. It may not be loads of fun, but I know who I am.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious." Albert Schweitzer
Bookslut Miracle Boy and Other Stories by Pinckney Benedict
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday! Thanks for all the kind words about the new chapbook. Working on options for the cover of Love One Another Constantly. Will post them later this week and you guys can weigh in on which you like best. Rest in peace, Marvin Isley!