(February 2006) My bestgrrrl Lars says she knows that she’s a real Pisces because she is so clearly divided into two different people: one who believes she can do anything and another who is convinced that she is incapable of succeeding.
She wants to turn off the lack of confidence, or at least incorporate it into her work so that she can get something done.
So I know this is hokey, but I found a book of affirmations and thought I might send a shout out to her:
to be a bold participant,
rather than a timid saint in waiting,
in the difficult ordinariness of now;
to exercise the authority of honesty;
rather than to defer to power,
or deceive to get it;
to influence someone for justice,
rather than impress anyone for gain;
and, by grace, to find treasures
of joy, of friendship, of peace
hidden in the fields of the daily
you give me to plow.
May my feet rest firmly on the ground
May my head touch the sky
May I see clearly
May I have the capacity to listen
May I be free to touch
May my words be true
May my heart and mind be open
May my hands be empty to fill the need
May my arms be open to others
May my gifts be revealed to me
So I may return that which has been given
Completing the great circle.
—the Terma Collective
Meanwhile, I discovered Susie Bright’s website and have been exploring it with, um, pleasure.
She’s advertising a book about the various fucking machines that people have created over the years.
LISTENING TO: Here Comes President Kill Again (XTC)