Hello to you – just popping in on this beautiful Sunday . Hope this finds you well. The pictures are just some random things from the past couple of days. For my meditations the past couple of years, I’ve started using things like statues etc., as part of my experience. Yesterday I realized I was kind of doing something that Henry Thoreau talked about in his book Walden. It’s the part when he noticed how much different objects he had in his home looked when he took them outside when he had to clean the floor. He was right! The sunlight on an object versus artificial light of most homes really does change how an object appears.
“It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy’s pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories. They seemed glad to get out themselves, and as if unwilling to be brought in. I was sometimes tempted to stretch an awning over them and take my seat there. It was worth the while the see the sun shine on these things, and hear the free wind blow on them; so much more interesting objects look out of doors than in the house.” – Walden by Henry David Thoreau
My dream factory last night melded a lot of what I’ve been watching, reading and thinking about lately all into one. In one of the dreams last night I was in the woods and walked by a tiny home that was painted blood red inside and all it had was a built-in-dresser. Then there were two tall blonde men standing near a stream in the woods talking to me. They looked familiar, like Ragnar and Bjorn from Vikings. They were talking about buying a small fishing cabin. I can remember hearing the voice of a man out of visual range of the two men I was talking to adding to the conversation. There was something about Psalms from the bible, my mind wants to say it was 137, but I’m not sure. It does correlate a bit to talking to the two men at the stream.
Psalm 137New International Version (NIV) – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20137
1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”
8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.
*29 Nov 2017 premiere – History channel – if we can watch it (don’t have cable, had to watch it online last time) looking forward to seeing Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the remaining cast.
The hot glue gun ring is me experimenting…at play. I had bought what’s called a “candle ring” from a neighbors garage sale a while ago and it tarnished on me like rings of that quality tend to do. I really liked the setting design and the red crystal in it. So this morning I tried to make a wire wrap ring using the stone and it didn’t work. What I came up with was a mess. So a thought occurred to me to try to make a ring out of hot glue and set the loose stone in it. Why not?! Well it came out pretty cool lol. I have no idea how durable it is or how long it will last but it was fun. I have had more fun with the hot glue gun. Kyle brought it home several years ago now after he was done with it in his welding classes. They used Styrofoam and the hot glue guns to practice welding things together before actually trying to weld metal together.
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