What a long long time since I've been distracted from here!
Partly because all I seem to have enough concentration for is to pluck out a few ideas that especially interest me, set them next to each other, and hope that I'll remember to come back someday. So far, the coming back part is pretty rare.
So rather than continuing to wait until I get around to growing them up, I think I'll just start throwing down the sparky little seeds, seedy little sparks, that I've been collecting. And see if maybe they'll bloom into flame, if they get some quiet air.
* spent a bunch of minutes sharpening some of the many colored pencils that i've been collecting from around the house, from dusty corners and under the furniture. what am i sharpening them for? curious to find out.
* kintsugi: michael m mentioned having intuitively suggested a ritual smashing of pottery to his friend grieving her husband, and then did some research and found it was an indonesian funereal tradition. i in turn mentioned the art of "kintsugi" to him (having seen it pictured on connie's fb page recently), and he mused that maybe that can be a next step in the grief process...later, much later, but i am only guessing.
* this: mark morford
* plus this: len wallick, planet waves:
Your Mission: Changes of Venus and Mars: "...theory was that the interval of irregularity, ending in 2060, corresponds to an era of when the relationship between women and men will be undergoing transmutation."
* and this: v-day,
* cracks and fissures, mars and venus, gold and colors (drawing in color) (drawing together), rising, mending, cultural healing, transmutation - now's the time (it's always felt like time) (and now is time for me to go to sleep, though i feel on the verge of waking up)
top photo: By Haragayato - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50344039