15 Nov 2013: Fri 7.40 pm. Raining steadily for hours, not the cruelly cold of winter, but a happy cool/warm rain. With steady thunder for hours, no claps, rather lions afar. No thunder now. 5-7 was watching another dose of Godfather with Brando/godfather, up to his death playing with a child and the growth of his son Michael into his image. The music was so good, some of it reminding me of 1946 when I was 10 in Caledon and in love with the Packards, Zephyrs and Cadillacs of the 40s.
Today I finished Daphne du Maurier's "I'll Never be Young Again" - a study in the rapid maturing of an adolescent boy in difficult circumstances. There is no end to the depth and complexity and subtlety of this genius.
I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and finding it surprisingly readable and entertaining.
Having tried a few days of dairy produce in what I thought would be an unbeatably best form: fermented cow's milk with nothing added but culture, a sort of buttermilk called Amasi or Maas here - I've come to the conclusion that it is still too undigestible (it has been pasteurised alas) and I will go back right now to 100% vegan (I'm NOT however going to regard an occasional spoon of honey as worthy of mention) but not yet to 100% raw. I'll probably revert to that in Dec or Jan.
Post by withinsilence on Mar 11, 2014 21:45:03 GMT
Ha, I have started writing so many journals, book reviews, quotes, and the like and haven't finished nota one of them! I get started and then I get the urge to read this or that, then for a few days that captures my attention, then I decide I'm getting caught up in reading to much and gonna concentrate on writing, then I start going through the writings to find myself changing and tweaking them never finishing any of them! Ugh! It seems that I am still in a period of transition, flux, imbalance and haven't completely settled into "my own" so to speak. Or I'm just not disciplined enough to stay on one task and complete it, this is so tuff for me? Is this part of my astrology make up? I have the ideas, vision, can get it to paper when it comes but for some reason can't bring it to a single organized completed work!
"Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge Triumphant"
If anything, Your horoscope, containing the strongest Sign Scorpio (Moon), not to mention the strong and CREATIVE Leo, with Virgo Mercury indicating writing might be your forte, is very encouraging. It could be, that since you are born with a 25% maturity moon phase, you take longer than average to reach your full maturity.
For instance, I am now studying the work of the celebrated writer JM Coetzee, who has a 10% birth moon-phase maturity, and it certainly seems to me that his earliest attempts at novels were far inferior to his later work.
Post by withinsilence on Mar 11, 2014 23:42:32 GMT
Thank you Gurth, I couldn't agree more. In fact that is how I feel, still settling in. Also, I am of the type not to put anything out till I am satisfied with it and that point has not been reached yet. Work in progress but certainly progressing. I have also seen that my early writings compare not to more recent ones, so I think you're spot on.
Back again! Still kicking! I've looked this lot over, I have to say I no longer think the idea of 100% Raw Vegan sustainable for ever, not for me anyways. I'll still go for it for limited periods, whenever I feel my health is not quite up to scratch. At the moment I have just bought 2Kg of Maas (fermented milk), as that was my heart's desire. I will eat it with corn flakes!
I saw a picture today that struck me very much, it spoke volumes to me, so I'll put it here: