No wonder we're so miserable, 116F (47C) predicted high, and nasty all week to come!!!
The AC went out for a few hours last night and today internet access is spotty.
I hope it's cooler where you're at!
The Google Meme
Make sure to write the first link that comes up...otherwise it's cheating.
1) Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
2) Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
3) Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
4) Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
5) Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
6) Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
7) Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
8) Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search.
9) Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search.
10) Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search.
11) Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
12) Type in "[your name] loves" in Google Search.
1. All your Pope Joan needs.
(Really, I don't want to be 'Pope', but I once received the appellation Joan of Dark, which I rather like!)
2. Joan looks lovely.
(Maybe not this morning, all with 'bed hair', seated here crosslegged in a red plaid flannel nightgown which also needs its sleeves shortened.)
3. Joan says... l'amour est dans l'air.
(Yes, and it's making me sneeze!)
4. Joan wants to go, too!
(Yes, I want to go, Yes! New York City! Yes, Cue music...
"Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.
I really want to come kick it with you..."
Estelle has never been to Brooklyn. I have, and can tell you "The museum's GOOD!" I did see a bit of LA, too.
Alas I only have ten vacation days and only so much money, but yes, Joan wants to go, too...
5. "Joan Does Dynasty," a classic in feminist media deconstruction, is a hilarious look at the materialistic 80's in the context of the ordinary working ...
(Never heard of it, gather it's a book. Yes, I did see the TV show 'Dynasty' once or twice. It's the one with 'JR' who shot somebody. I know more about Egyptian dynasties...)
6. Joan hates meetings
(Well, now, that depends on what kind of meeting it is...)
7. Joan asks how many she can have now
(Yes, that sounds like greedy me, who wants as many as she can get...)
8. Joan Likes Having Sales.
(Oh, yes I do. I caught one at landsend.com yesterday, and another denim skirt and flannel blouse are on their way. Yes, I'll have to shorten the sleeves on that one, too...)
9. Joan eats crow.
(I am vegetarian, but there's a certain sort of crow I've eaten. I don't like it much...)
10. Joan wears her ring
(This link referred to 'Joan Collins' and her wedding ring, but better me, I think. I wear my ring, I wear seven of them, in fact!)
11. Joan was arrested for drunk driving in Quincy, Massachusetts.
(This was referring to 'Joan Kennedy'. A simple wine tasting gets me 'buzzed'. I've only been crazy drunk once, and 'never again'.)
12. Joan Loves Chachi
(I vaguely recall that show, a spin-off of "Happy Days", I think. I like better the next result that has a real sentence: "Joan loves paper and we love Joan´s work." I love paper, love to take pen to it and colored pencil and... "You love my work, don't you?" :)
This was a fun meme!
I've now got the basic sketch to 11x14. I also want to do some WRITING about 'Strength', but at I have least this much.
Wikipedia gives the standard meaning of the strength card:
"The modern interpretation of the card stresses discipline and control. The lion represents the primal 'id' part of the mind, and the woman, the 'higher' or more elevated parts. The card tells the Querent to be wary of the temptations of the flesh. For example, in The Chariot card, the Querant is fighting a battle. The difference is that in Strength, the battle is mainly internal rather than external.
"In the Crowley deck this card is entitled Lust, and there is a sun sign (zodiac) association with Leo, implying a potency that is sexual, creative, and intuitive, which are all attributes of the element Fire. The other Leonine quality of generosity, or mercy, is also an aspect of this power or strength. There is a further connection with the heart chakrain kundalini yoga."
Wiki explains, "The Anahata chakra is physically positioned at the heart region." "In Anahata, one is making decisions, 'following your heart', based upon one's higher self, and not from the unfulfilled emotions and desires of lower nature."
However, I see a deeper meaning than the standard view. Crowley gets closer to it. I'm seeing a great strength potential from the primal aspects which can be channeled towards creative endeavors. The lust, the fierce will to live, the pride, all of these are necessary. The higher self loves our 'animal nature' and it is the unifying nature of the heart which brings all things into balance and utilizes what is fierce within us.
As I think about this, the original meaning of the astronomical scene in Egyptian tombs might well have been this. Taweret, who is shown to be pregnant, might be showing the potential for creation and regeneration as in birthing new life, may be demonstrating that. Her hand on 'the thigh' may be showing a channeling aspect, rather than in the later view of a limiting aspect.