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.
RAINY BUT GORGEOUS
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.