I’ve been laying out book pages for over 40 years, and although I’m madly in love with digital communication and thrilled with phenomenal access to info on the internet, I’m continually frustrated by layout constraints. I don’t know html, don’t have time to learn, so I just shovel my photos and daily observations out here in blogger canned format. Can’t use my layout skills. (Anyone know of a drag-and-drop blog template for the technologically-challenged?)
On the way home yesterday afternoon, it was raining. I bought a bottle of Allain-Robin alamic brandy at Vintage Wines and Spirits (great liquor store w/knowledgeable staff) in Mill Valley, and headed over the mountain. Stopped at my creekside place of power. Took a big hit of brandy, didn’t swallow. Climbed up canyon, down to pool, stripped, stepped into water, and swallowed brandy just before ducking under waterfall. Yahoo! Creek pulsatingly alive from recent rains, water hitting body a tune-in to holy mountain spirit…
On the way home after creekside dip, via back road. The earth feels and smells good after the 3″ of rain last week. Mushrooms getting activated.
You know, there is actually a lot of GOOD stuff going on in the world right now.
As I sign off this Sunday (got up early, so excited about my day yesterday), just heard an incredible white gospel song sung by 12-year old Mallory Ledford. I can’t figure why gospel (black & white) is so good, and religion so rotten. It’s occurred to me that black gospel artists have got it right. THIS is the true spirit of Jesus, thank you. Joy and rythym and compassion.