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Levitating with Lynch

So, old David Lynch is on his way here to Niceland to help us meditate our way out of our current predicament. Tomorrow he’ll be giving a lecture at Háskólabíó and also leading a Think Tank session at the Ministry of Ideas, all aimed at creating a New and Improved Niceland.

According to the Lyncher you only need a small share of the population to practice TM in order for things to become much, much better around here.

Now, far be it from me to get all cynical because, you know, this is probably as good a strategy as any to lift us out of this godforsaken mess. That said, I went to a lecture on Transcendental Meditation at the Toronto Public Library back in the 1980s, where the lecturers gave the very same spiel as the Lyncher, almost verbatim, which makes me kinda suspicious.

Or … hmm.

Come to think of it, Canada is about the only country in the Western Hemisphere that has not seen a bank collapse in the last few months, and which appears to be weathering the current recession relatively unperturbed.

Hmm. Better go practice my OMMMs.

Is the current situation outside. It’s actually been fairly chequered today, with alternating sunny spells and showers. EPI and I went for a walk around the golf course and it was amazing – really mild, WARM even, and everything coming to life. The grass is turning green, and we spotted at least a dozen bird species. SPRING! Right now 6°C [43F] although I could have sworn it was more. The sun rose at 5 am and will set at 9.52.

PS – I’ll be taking my “feelgood song” to the listening club party tonight … only one person knows the songs that the others picked [the one who is responsible for burning the disk with all the songs] – but the word is out that it’s going to be a decidedly BLUESY evening. Which begs the question why the members of the club interpret “a song that evokes good feelings” to mean BLUE. Intriguing.



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  • Lissa May 1, 2009, 4:42 pm

    To think that Canada used to be mocked for having a conservative, highly regulated banking system just a few short months ago….

  • alda May 1, 2009, 4:50 pm

    Oh, how times have changed! 🙂

  • JoeInVegas May 1, 2009, 5:06 pm

    Oh, geez, sorry if 6 makes you feel like Spring; for us it’s Spring because it’s 29.

    I’ll help


  • Karen * May 1, 2009, 5:20 pm

    Yea Canada! 🙂

  • Sonja May 1, 2009, 6:36 pm

    Reading the ‘Tipping Point’ by Gladwell. Apparently only a small number of influential people are enough to ‘trip’ an phenomena, so maybe it’s not so far fetched after all.

  • Nancy May 1, 2009, 6:58 pm

    I don’t know much about David Lynch, other than a friend’s niece worked for him many years ago and thought he was crazazy. Who knows.

    As for a blues song invoking good feelings, I suggested a bluesy song (Autumn Leaves), and the reason I suggested it, and the reason it makes me “feel good,” is because it is REAL. In this world of manufactured, overly-marketed cr@p, hearing a REAL song, played with REAL instruments, and sung with a beautiful voice that hasn’t been electronically altered, well, it’s a breath of fresh air, isn’t it? Hope you enjoy the evening!

  • Vikingisson May 1, 2009, 8:51 pm

    And to think I’ve spent the last two plus years daydreaming about leaving Canada for Iceland. I still think about it but it is now more fantasy. Fantasy Island, with Ice

    Being business conservative and culturally liberal has made Canada the butt of many jokes from the big boy to the south. Who’s laughing now? Our time will come since having a resource based economy we’re bound to be hit soon. My clients are/were in the U.S. so it has already hit my little world.

    We’ve had the levitation party here for a long time but so far no seats in the government. They’d be just as good as any as far as I’m concerned.

  • Dora May 1, 2009, 8:58 pm

    Don´t knock it, if the whole population of Niceland meditated together at the same time – we would find ourselves in another dimention. That can only be a good place to be these days.

  • Dora May 1, 2009, 8:59 pm

    We would possibly meet with aliens!

  • Stephen Cowdery May 2, 2009, 2:06 am

    I’d be interested in seeing how Iceland affects David Lynch. He’s quite a bit more sensitive than your typical Hollywood type, say a Quentin Tarentino, for example. I find him a pretty interesting guy, I read his book about TM and it’s approach was as soft-sell as could be possible. Whatever works.

  • Physchim62 May 2, 2009, 9:35 am

    “Don´t knock it, if the whole population of Niceland meditated together at the same time – we would find ourselves in another dimension.”

    So THAT’S how/where the bankers hid all that money!

  • Lee, UK May 2, 2009, 10:29 am

    Looking forward to seeing Johanna Sigurdardottir, Svein Harald Øygard, and Eva Joly implementing the TM phase of Iceland’s economic reconstruction plan agreed with the IMF:

  • alda May 2, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Thanks, everyone!

    Apparently Lynch has big plans for us. It’s kinda nice. And who’s to say it won’t work?

  • rx May 2, 2009, 6:33 pm

    @Vikingsson – now’s the time to go! our dollar is actually on par over there now and depending on where you live here, you could also escape the sweltering, humid summer. it’s a bit sad to say, but the economic crash helped my three year dream to get back to iceland come true!

    sadly, canada also seems to be the only country in the western hemisphere still holding onto the vestiges of a right-wing, conservative government that wants to prevent the same rights that our country trail-blazed for.

  • tom Joseph aka tj3 May 2, 2009, 10:55 pm

    Oh Canada. Levitate thy forests snow and find the thrilling moment of calm, let’s say non-perfection.

    Iceland weathers the ebb of fortunes wave. The pointless sound in the gloom requires little but to remember there was a before and after.

    Underneath Canada and Iceland lay the roots of the earth. Above the wide blue. No politics there…. no news. So also just to forget. Perhaps just a favorite feel good song. Taa Daaa OOOOMMMM hey Molly Molly and thank you oh so much.

  • alda May 2, 2009, 11:05 pm

    tj3 – what are you ON?

  • Vikingisson May 4, 2009, 5:44 am

    Not sure what tj3 is on but I liked it. And I want some of whatever it is. The kreppa seems less important somehow.

    then reality slaps you in the face. something about mondays I think.