A strange day, stranger than most perhaps. I woke up before sunrise. I prayed. I meditated. I stretched. I breathed.
She saw him from a distance. She saw him for a moment and sensed the blue melancholy of his soul in anguish, tormented.
A strange day, stranger than most perhaps.
She received a message from him. Impersonal. Brief. Cold. Sterile. Dry. Mechanical. Alien. Bland. Forced. She understood it was not actually from him...
A strange day, stranger than most perhaps. I asked for insight:
"The Fool. Orpheus emerges unsuccessful and howling from the Underworld. A new journey of immense significance and success is about to begin, though he does not know this yet. Orpheus' trip to and from the Underworld - and beyond - is the Fool's journey. Life itself is the Fool's journey as we, like Orpheus, choose and lose, risk and gain, guess and fail, try and succeed. We take risks so we can truly live. Orpheus demonstrates living with a genuine love and intensity for life - regardless of the result.
Idealism. Wisdom and absurdity. Bravery and folly. Mania and caution. Futility and reward. Paradox."
- J.D. Hildegard Hinkel
living with a genuine love and intensity for life regardless of the result...yes...
SNAPSHOT - a corner of my desk