20 Aug 2018 Black Panther (movie), Dishwasher and outdoor chalk meditation with words and numbers

Hello.  I hope this finds you well wherever and whenever you are.  I’ve had a lot of places around the world on my mind and you will see them in my pictures today.  We finally got to see the Marvel movie Black Panther last night.  Our friend who has moved back home brought it over last night so we could see it.  I really enjoyed it.  It was refreshing for me to see African culture woven into a superhero story that speaks so loudly to the times we are in.  I was glad that they brought forth to give arms to the oppressed and set them out against their oppressors makes them no better. You just become what you hate and the cycle continues.  Just a different version of tyranny.  There are other ways to win these sort of wars and this story was told too.  Well done!

BLACK PANTHER Trailer 2 Extended) Marvel 2018

We have a dishwasher again!  Kyle’s parents purchased some new appliances and changed out the Miele they had.  It was still in excellent working so we said we’d take it.   We had bought a Whirlpool July of 2015 and it stopped working just after the warranty on it expired!  It’s curbside as I write.  May be someone who is into fixing things will pick it up and be able to get it operating again.  Our poor Link howled like a wolf for a couple of hours after they left!  He acts just like a toddler when he does that.  Just stands at the window and cries.

Yesterday afternoon I was, I want to say seized, by a meditation.  It started with a my drawing a young Indian (India) woman in water. I was thinking/praying about the flooding going on over there right now.  Things just went from there!  This is what happens to me once I get on a train of thought!  There is much here.  For many it will not resonate.  This is for those who enjoy the thought process and riddles numbers and words put together can produce!  This process can be quite enthralling.  It even got me into a bit of trouble this morning! I was doing this sort of thing instead of getting the dogs walked while Kyle got groceries!  Opps!

Origin of numbers:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hindu-Arabic-numerals

Hindu-Arabic numerals

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Alternative Title: Arabic numeral

Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, especially al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi, about the 12th century. They represented a profound break with previous methods of counting, such as the abacus, and paved the way for the development of algebra.

Origin of letters:

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/alphabet.html

The Origin of the Alphabet


In Chinese: 字母表的起源 (translated by Liu Yu)

The original alphabet was developed by a Semitic people living in or near Egypt.*  They based it on the idea developed by the Egyptians, but used their own specific symbols.  It was quickly adopted by their neighbors and relatives to the east and north, the Canaanites, the Hebrews, and the Phoenicians.  The Phoenicians spread their alphabet to other people of the Near East and Asia Minor, as well as to the Arabs, the Greeks, and the Etruscans, and as far west as present day Spain.  The letters and names on the left are the ones used by the Phoenicians.  The letters on the right are possible earlier versions. If you don’t recognize the letters, keep in mind that they have since been reversed (since the Phoenicians wrote from right to left) and often turned on their sides!

‘aleph, the ox, began as the image of an ox’s head.  It represents a glottal stop before a vowel.  The Greeks, needing vowel symbols, used it for alpha (A).  The Romans used it as A.
Beth, the house, may have derived from a more rectangular Egyptian alphabetic glyph of a reed shelter (but which stood for the sound h). The Greeks called it beta (B), and it was passed on to the Romans as B.
Gimel, the camel, may have originally been the image of a boomerang-like throwing stick.  The Greeks called it gamma (Γ).  The Etruscans — who had no g sound — used it for the k sound, and passed it on to the Romans as C.  They in turn added a short bar to it to make it do double duty as G.
Daleth, the door, may have originally been a fish!  The Greeks turned it into delta (Δ), and passed it on to the Romans as D.
He may have meant window, but originally represented a man, facing us with raised arms, calling out or praying.  The Greeks used it for the vowel epsilon (E, “simple E”).  The Romans used it as E.
Waw, the hook, may originally have represented a mace.  The Greeks used one version of waw which looked like our F, which they called digamma, for the number 6.  This was used by the Etruscans for v, and they passed it on to the Romans as F.   The Greeks had a second version — upsilon (Υ)– which they moved to to the back of their alphabet.  The Romans used a version of upsilon for V, which later would be written U as well, then adopted the Greek form as Y.  In 7th century England, the W — “double-u” — was created.
Zayin may have meant sword or some other kind of weapon.  The Greeks used it for zeta (Z). The Romans only adopted it later as Z, and put it at the end of their alphabet.
H.eth, the fence, was a “deep throat” (pharyngeal) consonant.  The Greeks used it for the vowel eta (H), but the Romans used it for H.
Teth may have originally represented a spindle.  The Greeks used it for theta (Θ), but the Romans, who did not have the th sound, dropped it.
Yodh, the hand, began as a representation of the entire arm.  The Greeks used a highly simplified version of it for iota (Ι).  The Romans used it as I, and later added a variation for J.
Kaph, the hollow or palm of the hand, was adopted by the Greeks for kappa (K) and passed it on to the Romans as K.
Lamedh began as a picture of an ox stick or goad. The Greeks used it for lambda (Λ).  The Romans turned it into L.
Mem, the water, became the Greek mu (M).  The Romans kept it as M.
Nun, the fish, was originally a snake or eel.  The Greeks used it for nu (N), and the Romans for N.
Samekh, which also meant fish, is of uncertain origin.  It may have originally represented a tent peg or some kind of support.  It bears a strong resemblance to the Egyptian djed pillar seen in many sacred carvings.  The Greeks used it for xi (Ξ) and a simplified variation of it for chi (X).  The Romans kept only the variation as X.
‘ayin, the eye, was another “deep throat” consonant.  The Greeks used it for omicron (O, “little O”).  They developed a variation of it for omega (Ω, “big O”), and put it at the end of their alphabet.  The Romans kept the original for O.
Pe, the mouth, may have originally been a symbol for a corner.  The Greeks used it for pi (Π).  The Romans closed up one side and turned it into P.
Sade, a sound between s and sh, is of uncertain origin.  It may have originally been a symbol for a plant, but later looks more like a fish hook.  The Greeks did not use it, although an odd variation does show up as sampi (Ϡ), a symbol for 900.  The Etruscans used it in the shape of an M for their sh sound, but the Romans had no need for it.
Qoph, the monkey, may have originally represented a knot.  It was used for a sound similar to k but further back in the mouth.  The Greeks only used it for the number 90 (Ϙ), but the Etruscans and Romans kept it for Q.
Resh, the head, was used by the Greeks for rho (P).  The Romans added a line to differentiate it from their P and made it R.
Shin, the tooth, may have originally represented a bow.  Although it was first pronounced sh, the Greeks used it sideways for sigma (Σ).  The Romans rounded it to make S.
Taw, the mark, was used by the Greeks for tau (T).  The Romans used it for T.

The Greek letter phi (Φ) was already common among the Anatolians in what is now Turkey. Psi (Ψ) appears to have been invented by the Greeks themselves, perhaps based on Poseidon’s trident.  For comparison, here is the complete Greek alphabet:

* Until recently, it was believed that these people lived in the Sinai desert and began using their alphabet in the 1700’s bc.  In 1998, archeologist John Darnell discovered rock carvings in southern Egypt’s “Valley of Horrors” that push back the origin of the alphabet to the 1900’s bc or even earlier.  Details suggest that the inventors were Semitic people working in Egypt, who thereafter passed the idea on to their relatives further east.

 

From this morning!  I just want to stress that this is my interpretation of things, not anyone else’s.  Some may look at what I’m sharing and not agree or see things I don’t – even deeper.  I don’t know if there is a “right” or “wrong” but just different….that is where perception comes in.  We are each biologically incapable of perceiving life and what it is exactly the same way.  This goes for any life form on the planet – we were each given our own “car” to drive be it a fly or a human.

Zero = 64/10/1

One = 34/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (first time 7 and 8 appears)

Two = 58/13/4/2/1 (first time 13 appears)

Three = 56/11/2/1 (first time 11 appears)

Four = 60/6/3 cycle

Five = 42/6/3 cycle (60 + 42 = 102 = 3 cycle and 4 + 5 = 9 cycle)

Six = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Seven = 65/11/2/1 (when I see this is see two individuals in 11 that become 2 that become 1. 7 and 11 came up a lot in catastrophes I was puzzling out)

Seven Deadly Sins = 177/15/6/3 cycle (when you add up the numeric values of pride (52), covetousness (191), lust (72), anger (45), gluttony (134), envy (66) and sloth (74) you get 634/13 – taking us back to 2 either of self, perception or two separate people)

Catastrophe = 126/9 cycle

Eight = 49/13/4/2/1 (62, the value of Ate – the value of Eight 49 = 13! Interesting!)

Ate = 62/8/4/2/1 (Interesting that the word we use to describe consumption (159) both sounds like and comes to the value of the number 8.)

Eat = 26/8/4/2/1

Nine = 42/6/3 cycle

No = 29/11/2/1

Know = 63/9 cycle (Interesting that this word would equal the number value of the word Nine)

Nein (German for No) = 42/6/3 cycle

Ten = 39/12/3 cycle

Eleven = 63/9 cycle (Eleven seems to have come up a lot with Seven yesterday)

Twelve = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Teen = 44/8/4/2/1

Thirteen = 99/18/9 cycle (such a ominous number, takes us back to Two)

Fourteen = 104/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Fifteen = 65/11/2/1 (Interesting this is the same value as Seven)

Sixteen = 96/15/6/3 cycle

Seventeen = 109/10/1

Eighteen = 73/10/1

Nineteen = 86/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Twenty = 107/8/4/2/1

(The following are a couple that came to me to number out this morning)

Disease = 62/8/4/2/1 (interesting how disease and cancer both come to 8)

Alzheimer’s = 116/8/4/2/1 (Interesting seeing 8 in conditions that involve eating)

Dementia = 71/8/4/2/1

Memory Loss = 154/10/1 (A person in a 9 cycle if you look at 154! Memory=89 Loss = 65)

Cancer = 44/8/4/2/1 (There’s that 8, ate again)

Heart disease = 114/6/3 cycle (this makes sense to me that conditions of the heart would be cyclic and or reaccuring)

Cardiovascular = 147/12/3 cycle (the heart pumps blood, makes sense it would be a cycle)

Diabetes = 65/11/2/1 (same value as Seven again!)

Mental illness = 155/11/2/1 (Mental= 65 and Illness = 90 which is a 9 cycle)

Pain = 40/4/2/1

Feel = 28/10/1 (interesting how the values of feel and pain come to 68, the last two of my birth year!)

highly sensitive person = 278/17/8/4/2/1

Empath = 63/9 cycle (it isn’t always a positive thing to be such a person)

Empathy = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Cure = 47/11/2/1 (Interesting that cardiovascular has a 47 in it too. A lot of what ails us has origins in the heart)

Heart = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (There’s 7 again! I see a deciding what we eat, think and feel that brings us back to self and to God – to health)

Health = 54/9 cycle (Maintaining our health is a cycle but actually staying healthy seems to be a decision on our part)

Healthy = 79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (to this aligns with values for the Heart)

dishwasher = 114/6/3 cycle (Couldn’t help but put this one in there lol!  It is a seemingly never ending cycle isn’t it?!)

Miele (Italian word for Honey) = 44/8/4/2/1

 

Black Panther = 111/3 cycle (interesting if you have seen the movie!)

Cat = 24/6/3 cycle

Leopard = 71/8/4/2/1 (the family a black panther is from)

spots = 89/17/8/4/2/1 (notice how 17, reverse of the 71 in leopard is in this word.  Leopards have spots, even the black ones)

Immortality = 155/11/2/1 (interesting how this lines up with the numbers in Black Panther)

Immortal = 101/2/1 (Same number for the dreaded room in Orson Welles 1984!)

 

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18 Aug 2018 “With a Thought” (Drawings)

Hello – hope this finds you well in your present moment.  This post is exploring some things that may or may not interest you.  I have had some interesting thoughts pass through with my drawings.  May be something here will resonate.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by!  The abyss that is now the internet is vast.  One can easily get lost within it!

Interesting how often this “grid” is coming into my thoughts.  This is an excerpt from a dream I had 14 May 2017 that involved the grid image for one of the first times.

https://saymber.com/2017/05/14/14-may-2017-mothers-day-birthday-wishes-pergola-demolition-dream-about-traveling-in-space-and-drawings/

“So the dream that woke me up this morning was pretty cool.  I guess my mind’s way of processing all these thoughts I’ve been having about particles and life.  Well in the dream I was traveling in space and it was like a black and white grid.  We actually “went off grid” and beyond what was charted or known.  Something about a ship “picking me up” (the round cell shaped ship) that was free-floating and if you passed through it, you were on a new ship.  I encountered life forms that were just light and colors.  To the person in the dream they were kind of annoying as they “poured in” through rainbow light and had voices but it was hard to understand them.  There was a blonde woman who was very mature but wasn’t very old that was a “life-form.”  I can remember seeing her talking, she was shy but don’t know what she said.”

Numbers in the Words:

“With a thought two become one” = 295/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (This is a phrase that came to me before bed when I was thinking about the drawings of the day.  Without really thinking about it I had drawn 16 lines for my grid.  It’s enormously pleasing and fulfilling to have these sorts of experiences.

Point of Singularity = 250/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Singularity = 155/11/2/1 (still ended up divided in parts)

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In the center of a black hole is a gravitational singularity, a one-dimensional point which contains a huge mass in an infinitely small space, where density and gravity become infinite and space-time curves infinitely, and where the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate.

Singularities – Black Holes and Wormholes – The Physics of the Universe

The Sum of Two = 165/12/3 cycle (This made me chuckle, it take two to make a third.  In my mind, even when you are making something on your own it’s still “two.”  You are a co-creator working with creation (the creator) to manifest something into reality.)

Symmetry = 138/12/3 cycle

Dark Matter = 111/3 cycle

Matter = 77/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Material =79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 – 8/4/2/1

Mass = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

atom = 49/13/4/2/1

particle = 84/12/3 cycle

dust = 64/10/1

ash = 28/10/1

soil = 55/10/1

void =50/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting how matter and void values match up)

gravity = 102/3 cycle

infinity = 106/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting how it comes back to one, not a cycle)

perpetuity = 155/11/2/1 (interesting how this word, contrary to the definition we’ve given it, doesn’t mean forever either)

Perpetuity | Definition of Perpetuity by Merriam-Webster

The word derives ultimately from the Latin adjective perpetuus (“continual” or “uninterrupted”), which is also the source of our perpetual and perpetuate. It frequently occurs in the phrase “in perpetuity,” which essentially means “forever” or “for an indefinitely long period of time.”

perspective = 138/12/3 cycle

perception = 121/4/2/1

eight = 49/13/4/2/1 (when written is the infinity symbol on it’s side, it isn’t an indefinite cycle either)

one = 34/7 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

alone = 47/11/2/1

The Grid = 71/8/4/2/1

forever = 89/17/8/4/2/1 (Again, doesn’t the word and the meaning we’ve given it doesn’t coincide with what the numbers say about it! Forever and most the words like it must measure up to an individuals person’s own interpretation and perspective (a word which ironically DOES have a 3 cycle).  A second can feel both like forever or no time at all depending on who is experiencing it.   

 

15 Aug 2018 “I’m Always Here” – We are not alone

Hello.  How are you in your present moment?  Me?  There are so many things I could say, but really I’m grateful.  Within the past couple of months people I care about have been going through some really rough stuff like divorce, the sickness of family and friends and the deaths of family and friends.  It feels like we are all just going through some serious shit right now and it’s hard but like I told my sweet friend last night, “I know it’s hard but it won’t always be this way.”  This is something life has taught me.  This is something losing our sweet dog Sammy taught me.  When hard times come, they only last as long as you allow them to and time is really the best healer.  The more of it that passes between you and what your going through, the less it hurts.  The pain won’t completely go away.  You won’t forget the pain, but it will hurt less.

I am not a materially rich person but in terms of meaningful wealth, there is no earthly equivalent.  Sometimes I forget, sometimes I whine, complain, I wallow, bitch and moan about trivial and frivolous things….most of which I cannot change.   Time passes, things get better.

These moments are so small in the scheme of all the moments.  As I often hear in my mind when I manage to get it quiet, “Let everything pass through.  Everything passes through.  Let the images and emotion that come into your mind just through.”

This morning I was laying in bed worrying about my friends and what they are going to do today and their fur kids.  I’ve been very sad and anxious for them.  In my head I asked  “Are you there?”  and the answer I heard was, “I’m always here.”  Who is this loving, comforting voice I am having a telepathic conversation with?  Is it God?  Is that just my mind manufacturing an answer of comfort for me?  Whatever the answer, that voice helped me get out of bed this morning to come and write this!

We are not abandoned, no matter how it may seem.  No matter how many negative headlines splash in front of our eyes, how many tragedies real or manufactured are put before or placed on us – we are not alone.  All you have to do is ask to be reassured.

 

Enya – Only Time (Official Music Video)

 

13 Aug 2018 For Stephen (drawings), Hidden Figures and Sweetness at the bottom of the pie (books)

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Hidden Figures (book)

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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures book cover.png
Author Margot Lee Shetterly
Country United States
Language English
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
6 September 2016
Media type Paperback
Pages 368
ISBN 978-0-06-236360-2

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race is a 2016 non-fiction book written by Margot Lee Shetterly.[1] Shetterly started working on the book in 2010.[2] The book takes place from the 1930s through the 1960s when women were still viewed as inferior to men.[3] The biographical text follows the lives of Human Computers such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians (known as “human computers”[4]) who overcame discrimination, as women and as African Americans, while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.[5][6] It was the basis of a film by the same name which was nominated for three Oscars.[1][7] The book reached number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list[8] and got the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA. For the first years of their careers, the workplace was segregated and women were kept in the background as human computers.[9][10] Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s father was actually a research scientist at NASA who worked with many of the book’s main characters. The book explains how these three historical women overcame the discrimination and racial segregation to become three American figures in history. The main character, Katherine Johnson, calculated rocket trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions.[11] Johnson successfully “took matters into her own hands”;[11] by being adamant with her supervisor about her capabilities, Katherine Johnson was allowed into all male meetings at NASA.[11][12]

The Planets and Space – numbers in the words:

Mercury = 103/4/2/1

Venus = 81/9 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle

Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle

Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

Planets = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Moon = 57/12/3 cycle

Star = 58/13/4/2/1

Orbit = 64/10/1

Gravity = 102/3 cycle

Black Hole = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Worm Hole = 109/10/1

Neutrinos = 135/9 cycle

The Large Hadron Collider = 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Space = 44/8/4/2/1

Another book I recently read and can recommend that my mom-in-law passed on to me recently.  I gulped it down very quickly lol!  I love that the author Alan Bradley didn’t write his first book until late in life and has been a great success!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweetness_at_the_Bottom_of_the_Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Front cover of book showing upside-down bird with stamp on beak.

Front cover of US/Canada first edition
Author Alan Bradley
Cover artist Joe Montgomery (US)
Country Canada
Language English
Series Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Genre Mystery
Publisher Orion (UK)
Delacorte Press (US)
Publication date
22 January 2009 (UK)
10 February 2009 (Canada)
28 April 2009 (US)
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Audiobook
E-book
Pages 304 (UK first edition)
384 (US first edition)
ISBN 978-0-385-34230-8 (US)
ISBN 978-0-385-66582-7 (Canada)
ISBN 978-0-7528-9194-1 (UK)
ISBN 978-1-4104-1917-0 (large print)
OCLC 256534817
Followed by The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in 2009. Set in the English countryside in 1950, it features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. First-time novelist, Bradley, wrote the book after winning the 2007 Debut Dagger Award and selling the publishing rights in 3 countries based on the first chapter and a synopsis. Well received by critics as an old-fashioned mystery featuring an unforgettable protagonist, the novel has won multiple awards and is the first in a proposed 10-book series.

 

13 Aug 2018 32 Years, school’s back in session, dreams and owls for Zarbakht

Hello!  It’s the first day of school for us here in Alvarado TX and I can already hear the train of traffic starting behind the house.  Must be some new folks driving to school now – lots of stereo thumping and bass going by.   It’s hard to get motivated to go back to school!  Even as long ago as that’s been for me, I still remember the feeling.  Kind of the same feeling you get on Sunday  night before having to go back to work on Monday!  “Do I have to go?!”

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I was hoping the city would fix the road problem before all this started but they weren’t able to I guess.  Between the extreme heat and now the rain and wet I guess it wasn’t possible.  Every once in a while we hear a loud thump that sounds like thunder as someone who doesn’t know the divet is there hits it.  The dogs are reasonable to freak out about it!

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Personal Milestone:

It was 32 years ago today that I joined the Air Force.  I was medically retired from being a Personnelist (basically I flew a desk aka I was a secretary) in September 2002.  Man I’m getting old but just in numbers lool!  I don’t miss that part of my life but I will always miss many of the people I had the honor to work with.  It was a great experience to work with people from all walks of life and not care about our differences.  We were a team and in many cases close like family.  I think of these people often and hope wherever and whenever life has taken them that they are well.

Dreams:

Last night –

Had a couple of interesting dreams.  I’ve been having a lot of them lately.  The first one was about being a bird and flying.  I flew into a wood where there was a group of people gathered.  A woman was telling me to follow the currents.  I veered off course but then I saw a flock of birds and started to follow them.  I ended up near a woman who changed into a leopard cat.  Something about her car getting stuck.  I remember seeing the tail lights of a car.  Just before I woke from this dream I flew into a brush of nettles – a thorny bushes – and couldn’t find my way out.

The dream before I woke up was interesting.  I was trying out for a sports team.  I was a tomboy and they could tell.  Then I remember being back stage wearing a jacket and had a cigar or something in my mouth.  I was confident even with not knowing what song I was going to sing.  I went out to a room full of people and started singing about unity and freedom like a black woman might, a very big and powerful voice.  The crowd wasn’t sure about me!

Nap yesterday –

12 Aug 2018 – What came to me in my brief time out chalking yesterday. This would be a lovely fountain!

I dreamt I was doing some exercise routine like aerobics outside in the sunshine in front of a tall white house.  I could see someone in the top floor window moving/watching me.  It wasn’t “me” in the dream.  The way I could tell it wasn’t me was I could see my thighs/knees/legs were very thick and muscular.  My skin was reddish brown.  I was moving very fast, effortless almost like a child might.  My hands were smaller.  I woke up from this dream hearing Native American singing set to very fast paced electronic dance music.

Changing gears:  OWLS! (owls are symbolic of wisdom and learning – which is perfect for folks going back to school today!)

Yesterday I commented on a post by a new WordPress friend Zarbakht.  She had shared about her kitty Margo not feeling well and in one of the pictures Margo was sleeping with a Ty Beanie Boo Owl like I have in my collection.  Well when I mentioned this, she was very enthusiastic for me to share more about these owls of mine.  She apparently is very much in love with owls!  I’m not sure if she thought I had real owls, as some people do so I clarified for her the only owls in my possession were of the stuff variety.  However, my friend Cindy Knoke (https://cindyknoke.com/?s=owls) is an amazing nature photographer and has captured the image of REAL owls in the wild and near her property!

Anyhew – I love owls too.  This is for you Zarbakht!

Numbers in the Words:

United States Air Force = 232/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Military = 107/8/4/2/1

Computer = 111/3 cycle

Owl = 50/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Photography = 149/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Public School = 135/9 cycle

Roads = 57/12/3 cycle

School Bus = 114/6/3 cycle

College = 59/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Freedom = 66/12/3 cycle

Dreams = 60/6/3 cycle

https://www.nasa.gov/ – bookmarked so I can check in on Parker mission!

13 Aug 2018 – Link and his “Ma I just pooped in your bathroom again” face.

 

 

 

 

12 Aug 2018 Parker (drawing) and NASA Solar Probe to the sun

Parker = 69/15/6/3 cycle (cool!)

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Solar Probe = 121/4/2/1

Spacecraft = 92/11/2/1

Rocket = 72/9 cycle

Cape Canaveral = 102/3 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

This article did a great job of explaining the mission’s objectives and what Parker will be doing out there.  Congratulations to all these folks involved.  I hope we get some meaningful data from all this effort:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa-spacecraft-rockets-toward-sun-for-closest-look-yet/ar-BBLOlLO?ocid=sf

Associated Press
NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

9 hrs ago

NASA Launches First Ever Solar Probe To ‘Touch The Sun’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually will get within 3.8 million (6 million kilometers) of the sun’s surface, staying comfortably cool despite the extreme heat and radiation, and allowing scientists to vicariously explore the sun in a way never before possible.

No wonder scientists consider it the coolest, hottest mission under the sun, and what better day to launch to the sun than Sunday as NASA noted.

“Fly baby girl, fly!!” project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University tweeted just before liftoff. She urged it to “go touch the sun!”

Protected by a revolutionary new carbon heat shield and other high-tech wonders, the spacecraft will zip past Venus in October. That will set up the first solar encounter in November. Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to the sun on the seven-year, $1.5 billion undertaking.

For the second straight day, thousands of spectators jammed the launch site in the middle of the night as well as surrounding towns, including 91-year-old astrophysicist Eugene Parker for whom the spacecraft is named. He proposed the existence of solar wind — a steady, supersonic stream of particles blasting off the sun — 60 years ago.

It was the first time NASA named a spacecraft after someone still alive, and Parker wasn’t about to let it take off without him. Saturday morning’s launch attempt was foiled by last-minute technical trouble.

“I’m just so glad to be here with him,” said NASA’s science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. “Frankly, there’s no other name that belongs on this mission.”

The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)© The Associated Press The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP) The Delta IV Heavy rocket thundered into the pre-dawn darkness, thrilling onlookers for miles around. NASA needed the mighty 23-story rocket, plus a third stage, to get the diminutive Parker probe — the size of a small car and well under a ton — racing toward the sun.

From Earth, it is 93 million miles to the sun (150 million kilometers), and the Parker probe will be within 4 percent of that distance. That will be seven times closer than previous spacecraft.

Parker will start shattering records this fall. On its very first brush with the sun, it will come within 15.5 million miles (25 million kilometers), easily beating the current record set by NASA’s Helios 2 spacecraft in 1976. By the time Parker gets to its 22nd orbit of the sun, it will be even deeper into the corona and traveling at a record-breaking 430,000 mph (690,000 kilometers per hour).

Nothing from Planet Earth has ever hit that kind of speed.

Even Fox has difficulty comprehending the mission’s derring-do.

“To me, it’s still mind-blowing,” she said. “Even I still go, really? We’re doing that?”

Zurbuchen considers the sun the most important star in our universe — it’s ours, after all — and so this is one of NASA’s big-time strategic missions. By better understanding the sun’s life-giving and sometimes violent nature, Earthlings can better protect satellites and astronauts in orbit, and power grids on the ground, he noted. In today’s tech-dependent society, everyone stands to benefit.

With this mission, scientists hope to unlock the many mysteries of the sun, a commonplace yellow dwarf star around 4.5 billion years old. Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun’s atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as the University of Chicago’s Parker accurately predicted in 1958?

“The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun,” Fox said. “We’ve looked at it. We’ve studied it from missions that are close in, even as close as the planet Mercury. But we have to go there.”

The spacecraft’s heat shield will serve as an umbrella, shading the science instruments during the close, critical solar junctures. Sensors on the spacecraft will make certain the heat shield faces the sun at the right times. If there’s any tilting, the spacecraft will correct itself so nothing gets fried. With a communication lag time of 16 minutes each way, the spacecraft must fend for itself at the sun. The Johns Hopkins flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, will be too far away to help.

A mission to get close up and personal with our star has been on NASA’s books since 1958. The trick was making the spacecraft small, compact and light enough to travel at incredible speeds, while surviving the sun’s punishing environment and the extreme change in temperature when the spacecraft is out near Venus.

“We’ve had to wait so long for our technology to catch up with our dreams,” Fox said. “It’s incredible to be standing here today.”

More than 1 million names are aboard the spacecraft, submitted last spring by space enthusiasts, as well as photos of Parker, the man, and a copy of his 1958 landmark paper on solar wind.

“I’ll bet you 10 bucks it works,” Parker said.

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The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches on its way to “touch” the Sun (CNET News)

11 Aug 2018 One drawing sort of day

This afternoon was about rain and a lot of it – what a blessing!  Our yard out back is finally starting to heal.  What happens to the expansive clay soil we live on reminds me of how my hands crack, split and bleed when they get too dry.  The healing balm of rain has been applied with wonderful results!

I baked a white cake (box mix as I haven’t found a white cake recipe I like yet) and some bread from scratch.  Baking bread can be very therapeutic – the kneading part especially!  I figured since I couldn’t really be outside like I normally do I may as well do something productive.  I’ve been inspired by our watching The Great British Baking Show.  We finished Season 1 just today.  We love to watch these types of shows because they are positive and even in this instance, educational!  We’ve seen cakes made that defy reality – 20 tiny layers of cake in one?!  Or this:

https://www.cooksinfo.com/dishes/desserts/cakes/kugelhopf-cakes/

Kugelhopf Cakes

A Kugelhopf Cake is a German yeast-risen sweet, rich bread baked in a special fluted tube pan called a Kugelhopf pan. There will be nuts, candied fruits and raisins or currants in the dough.

Looking forward to the next season.  I find I get so attached to people in shows like this lol!  It’s always sad to see them go.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW | Introduction | PBS

10 Aug 2018 Simple Reminder, Dreams and Hot Glue and Aluminum Pyramid

Hello to you in your here and now as you visit me here.  Thank you for taking the time.  Hopefully visits here are part of the fulfillment aspect of your time in this life.

Time is an illusion with a face and moving hands.

So this morning I got teary, in a good way.  We were walking Link and Spot and our neighbor George came out to head to work.  We did a cheery exchange of how are you doings like we always do and then I said, “It’s a rough time for a lot of folks” and stopped and looked at me and said, “Is it?” and that made me pause and think, “I like that!” I said.  Positive thinking and faith in one phrase.  It’s hard times if you believe it and if you focus your thoughts on the difficulties and not the blessings.  He said, “We got rain” and I said, “I was out playing in it too, grateful to God for that!”

As we walked away, I felt myself tearing up at this simple exchange.  It was a reminder.  My sharing this isn’t to say or negate the fact that life isn’t difficult for too many people.  It’s about mindfulness and empowerment – mastering the struggles you are facing on your terms.

Profound quote I found this morning that I had never seen/read before:

See the source image

I didn’t have a very restful sleep again last night, part of the reason I’m more easily triggered emotionally.  I had a couple of weird/troubling dreams.  The first dream was of an Asian woman and something about being put in a brothel against her will.  The second was of a woman with blonde hair put up on her head.  She was wearing a red gown with straps.  She almost looked like Sissy Spacek in the movie Carrie (Carrie’s dress started out white).  The woman had a long tan arms and there was a red welt on one of them.  I don’t know if the welt was a sore or from an injection.  She was struggling against someone or something.  Then all the sudden she was wrapped in this white latex and looked like one of the featureless wisp people in my drawings.  She had a crown of the same white material attached to her head.  Then she was put into what looked like a sarcophagus or casing of some kind.  As I watched this happening in my dream, it was like she was going to live in it.

More weird from Jackie’s dream theater!  I have no idea where this stuff comes from.  Sometimes I wonder if I’m walking in someone else’s dream world or they have put their stuff in mine!  Most likely it’s just my brain putting together snippets of all the data I’ve been exposed to in my waking world and making a movie.  Sometimes I wish my mind would just move things directly to the cutting room floor!

 

9 Aug 2018 – Tis the gift to be simple

Hello to you.  Not much to say today.  The dogs and I have been kind of “off” today.  Spot’s tummy has been upset so much she hasn’t wanted her normal indulgences, I’ve been teary and Link has been worried about the two of us!   Kyle is fine….he has video games lol.  My dreams had a music theme last night.  I dreamt about Prince and I had a dream about singing a song I’d never heard before but of course I can’t remember the words.  Before I woke up I was hearing Rod Stewart singing a song with the phrase “Becky’s coming home tonight”  in it.  I looked and that isn’t in the songs I know by him so my mind was off on it’s own with that one!   I need a dream recorder thingy!

Anyhew – I hope this finds you well wherever and whenever you are.  My prayers go out to all the folks being traumatized right now in big or small ways by forces they can’t control.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/grieving-orca-still-swimming-with-her-dead-calf-in-northwest/ar-BBLGcdF?OCID=ansmsnnews11 – Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest  – we aren’t the only ones who grieve the loss of those we love.

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, British Columbia. Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. The display has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population of southern resident killer whales that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.(Michael Weiss/Center for Whale Research via AP)

© The Associated Press FILE – In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, British Columbia. Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters. The display has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population of southern resident killer whales that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.(Michael Weiss/Center for Whale Research via AP)

https://www.worldprayers.org/prayerwheel/index.html – spin of the prayer wheel today brought me to the shaker’s

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain’d,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

shaker song – simple gifts – elder joseph brackett – 1848

8 Aug 2018 Eye of God Nebula returns and fishing on Mars (drawing)

Image result for eye of god nebula nasa

Numbers in the Words:

https://www.gematrix.org

Nebula = 55/10/1

Helix = 58/13/4/2/1

Hubble = 50/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Fishing = 72/9 cycle

Telescope = 100/1

Drink = 56/11/2/1

Cup = 40/4/2/1

Glass = 58/13/4/2/1

Goblet = 61/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Coffee = 40/4/2/1

Tea = 26/8/4/2/1

Beer = 30/3 cycle

Wine = 51/6/3 cycle

Liquor = 92/11/2/1

Drunk = 68/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting starting number is last two of year I was born and I’ve had problems with alcohol!)

Alcohol = 66/12/3 cycle

Oil = 36/9 cycle

Can tell some things have got into my subconscious.  Lots of dreams lately.  This morning I woke up after a disturbing dream.  It was of seeing a man who had been shot, seeing flashing red lights and then  hearing a machine gun just firing over and over without ceasing.  It was like someone was trying to make sure whoever the shot man was would stay dead.  Kyle has been watching an anime that is pretty violent without me,  it may have crept into my dreams.

This was interesting to me.  I didn’t know about some of the things in this article and they are disturbing.  I recommend reading the entire article.

http://greennews.ie/opinion-oil-drilling-last-thing-people-cork-need/ – Barryroe oil drilling the last thing the people of Cork need

Excerpt of information I didn’t know about the damage seismic exploration for offshore drilling does to marine life:

Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Concerns have been raised surrounding the impact of offshore drilling on the fishing community. A spill could severely damage fishing stocks, an industry which provides strong employment and profit to Ireland.

Even seismic exploration, carried out before drilling, is hugely damaging. Seismic exploration can cause disorientation and internal bleeding in whales, dolphins and porpoises for distances of up to 100 miles.

More significant than this is new evidence from leading science journal Nature that shows a single exploratory blast kills 100 per cent of zooplankton larvae and 64 per cent of adult krill within at least 0.7 miles. These organisms are the basis of the marine food chain and without them there are no fish to catch.

In addition to this, however damaging drilling may be to the marine environment, oil spills are even worse. Excavating oil wells releases toxic chemicals such benzene, arsenic, radioactive pollutants, and metals such as mercury and lead that can accumulate in our seafood supply.

The Irish seafood Industry provides 11,000 jobs and the tourism industry employs 220,000 people, so let’s not forget what is at stake here. After the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf coastal tourism industry lost about $22.7 billion, and the area’s commercial fishing industry lost $247 million.