Good morning family. How are you doing? I’m doing alright, just staying in gratitude as much as I can. Got a letter from my Mom yesterday and that always helps! Thank you Mom! I woke up to blowing winds and heavy rain this morning. Nothing serious, just a quick band of showers passing through. The woman/angel I drew yesterday is gone this morning. I have to admit I was a little sad about that, I was really pleased with how she turned out! Such is the literal nature of drawing things outside in chalk and why I have really taken to it. It is a true lesson about Attachment and the Impermanence of all things. My deepest condolences to fellow blogger and artist Dymoon on the passing of her Mom: https://dymoonblog.com/2017/03/07/mother-1921-2017/
So now I have lots of fresh canvas to choose from out back! Kyle gave me some ideas of things to draw that I’m going to attempt. He suggested trying to draw his FFXIV avatar Morrigu so we’ll see how that goes!
I had a bunch of dreams last night like one about being at some property that had a sort of Southwest feel to it that supposedly cost almost a million dollars but whoever bought it paid for it in cash. Yeah, I have no idea where that came from. The one that was really fun was triggered by this video I saw yesterday of a skit with Stephen Colbert and Patrick Stewart:
Waiting For Godot’s Obamacare Replacement Starring Patrick Stewart
The dream was of being with Patrick Stewart, he is my favorite Star Trek Captain (Star Trek Next Generation) so that’s a dream unto itself! Anyways, I was standing in the dark with him and we looked up and saw a ship of bright lights. It looked a lot like some of my drawings, like a spaceship in the shape of the Flower of Life or something. He asked if I wanted to go on the ship and I said, “Oh God YES!” lol. I can remember feeling so much happiness and relief at the thought! Well we were beaming up and it was like being inside the elevator at the Willy Wonka factory! He had forgotten someone and we had to go back down and then back up and I was aware of the journey both directions lol. Thankfully, unlike reality would probably be, no motion sickness! That’s all I remember but it was so fun I had to share. At least in my dreams I’m escaping at last getting to travel in space ships!
We watched the latest Last Week Tonight with John Oliver this morning and I found myself get very teary watching it. It is sad to think this could be the last Dalai Lama. I think he is a blessing in this world and he is on my gratitude list for today. Thank you John Oliver for your courage and going to interview him. It was an absolute delight to see the two of you. You two brought laughter, love and light into our home today and that’s not an easy thing to do in these times. I pray for peaceful relations between China and Tibet.
Dalai Lama current name
Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)