Saturday, April 23, 2011
Two Coffees, Two Benadryl, Two Tamales, and Two Earl Grey Saffron Teas! Its a day of Twos! April Twenty Second. I love Watsonville, especially when I meet men like Fernando in a parking lot selling fresh homemade HOT tamales out of his van that his wife makes. He said his wife has allergies like I do. This is my second Friday in a row of having an allergy attack! We just watched Micmacs which is a brilliant French movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (of Amelie fame) about arms trade that was completely enchanting. This past week my professor Gina (of Santa Cruz, also a hypnotist) led a guided meditation in my Color class and we painted from what we experienced during the meditation. The second class we painted from colors that we felt. This was mean to be symbolic representation. I painted from my dream about the yellowish-orange-peach 'Burning Man-esque' bus I got on with the mother driving and child on board. When I stepped on and it started moving the child disappeared. I walked to the middle of the bus and there were couches and a table that were the same peachy color. I apologized for getting on the bus and the woman said there was no need to apologize, I got on board because I wanted to. Then she asked me where I wanted to go. I looked at the exit and back at her, and I told her my destination. And then I woke up. My southern friend Kevin used to call me a peach. Like, a Georgia Peach. "Aren't you just a peach!?" My painting reflects the balance between adulthood and childhood. It also emanates the eternal question of - Do I want to have a child? As I look forward to all the fun experiences to be had, the ocean and the forest ~ The Earth... and the music, art, & spiritual experiences... What is next? I'm not ready to have a child with all that is out there to conquer in the universe. Still, though, the question looms. Are you ever ready? My husband and I talked about whether or not we wanted children on our first 'date' when I kidnapped him and we went to that second show in Reno. He said he didn't know if he would bring a child into this world (due to it's 'condition'.) We joke/make believe about children in the future a lot. I am led to believe that this dream must be about a business we will create ~ our destiny showing it's clear path ahead, since the issue of children is still some time away. This makes perfect sense because it was my second observation on the topic. Onward HO!