There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. …since then it’s all kinda gone to shit. I’ve had a hard time addressing this chapter, in part because it’s been a couple of stupid-busy and disrupting weeks for me, but probably moreso because I have been feeling less than perfect in myself and … More ToV 25 – perfectly imperfect
As I am picking up a blogging project that has faltered and stalled over the last year and a half, I thought it was worthwhile to just re-introduce you all to it, so that if you drop in mid-stream you aren’t trying to figure out what I’m talking about. Anybody remember those read-along books that … More The oft neglected Tao Te Ching project
“Ask me if I am a tree…” in my teen years this was my best friend’s favourite riddle. The answer is: “no.” Yeah… I still don’t get it either; but when you’re hopped up on slurpies and skittles things are funny even if you don’t know why. Questionable humour aside, this may be my new … More Ask Me if I am a Tree
Right, so while I was there to watch my friend’s desperate (and successful) eleventh hour crunch to get his 50,000 words in before the midnight deadline–fuelled and inspired by truly awful ninja movies (I think perhaps other people’s bizarre and reckless storywriting gives you permission let go on your own giant brain dump) I was … More Celebrating My Failure!!!
This chapter opens with a series of lines under what I’d call the category of: f*ing let it go. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. And a goodly handful of phrases like that, every one of them a mantra of: stop arguing … More ToV 22 – Paradoxical Dating