Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday morning ..

I've just posted this Rumi quote as my status message on Facebook, it tells you everything you need to know about how I'm feeling this morning!

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

Because I have found out through having a bone-density scan that I have osteoporosis. Not badly, not deeply into the red area, but into it nevertheless. My initial reaction was just that, a reaction! What the f**k? How is this possible?? I'm as fit as a fiddle!!! Well I have it. So I got on the net & researched my ass off, & heard tons of useful stuff from a dear friend, & life is again worth living. I've started again with giving myself B12 shots, I have D shots at the ready, little sachets of D granules, calcium with magnesium plus a few other things thrown in for good measure... my very reaction was, in itself, energising, as well as a clear indication of how still attached to the body I am. And that's fine, I see that everything is, indeed, as it should be a any give moment, otherwise it would be different.

Now don't get me wrong. This isn't a 'so therefore I'll just sit back & let life happen to me' type remark (& know that I have a deep suspicion of any remark starting with a negative; e.g. 'I don't mean to be rude but...' 'Now don't get me wrong...') Hahahahahahaha ..

My camel is more securely tied with every moment that passes & I trust in god / existence / whatever.

I was going to find all sorts of suitable quotes, clips, pics & stuff, but I think I'll leave it like this.
Well OK, here's a picture; (let's see if it comes out where I want it to :-/

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday evening ..

It's been raining a lot since yesterday. Actually I took this picture some days ago but the principle is the

I was just looking at another blog, The Sartorialist, by Scott Schuman. If you've not seen it he takes photographs of people & I love it. (Note to self; seriously consider moving to Italy)

Now I'm wondering what to have for dinner. Oh, just to round off yesterday's no toast thing, this morning I had two rounds just because I could! They were cold by the time they reached here but so what? It's just such a luxury to have someone else make it & bring it. The chai-wallah's gofer was soaked to the skin when he came for my flask, so I found him a suitable-sized Tesco bag for his head.

You'll just have to bear with me while I find out how best to position pictures & stuff. I really wanted the guy in the bag to be next to where I wrote about him & now I can't see how to change it..sigh..

Coming up in a few days time at the Resort is a Who Is In? This is the course to end all & if you never did it, just do it! (Thanks Nike) Really. Do it, just do it, just do it. do it, do it!!! (Thank you Black Eyed Peas). Look, in weather like this you can't go out, so you might as well go in, right?

Getting a clearer idea of what to have for dinner & I think it'll be tagliatelle della casa which is one of my favourite things, & the only way to get it is by ordering it, so here goes...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday morning ..

Sunday morning during monsoon, & although it's not raining at the moment, it has been for much of the last two days which is a relief because who wants to be having to make do with water available only on alternate days? (By the way this isn't a platform for discussing those for whom this type of shortage isn't a choice OK?)
Here's a 'what's on your mind?' poached from one of my Facebook friends, Amano Manish;

Gratitude, the best attitude.. always wear it. Thank you Masters, Guides, Angels, friends, lovers, neighbors... flowers, trees, sun, rain, moon, rivers, dolphins, birds.. et all.

Manish is a musician, a slide-guitarist, btw. Anyway thanks for this Manish!
(Must also comment that my inner English-nitpicker would rather it end with et al...)
So this is a full moon weekend, & as it's also the month of July this means that it's also Guru Purnima here in India;
Guru Purnima, or Guru's full moon day, is observed in many parts of India by disciples paying respect to their gurus or teachers. The day is also of significance to many Hindu farmers, as it heralds the start of the monsoon season, rains being essential to producing a good crop. (The Independent)
I live in the city of Pune, erstwhile home to Osho, & still host to OSHO International Meditation Resort. Since much has changed at OIMR, (like a shark it must keep moving or it will die), there are those who view the way it was as 'the good old days' & make no bones about trashing the way it is now, hardly, if ever, setting foot inside the gate. ("Too expensive" plus now the gate as it was is no more, & that'll be another thing!)
Anyway, these people...oh never mind, interesting to note myself giving attention to this...
Today being 25th means that all local shops are closed, which means I can't have toast delivered to me by my local chai-wallah because he has been unable to buy bread. Now wouldn't you think that the sensible thing to do amongst local shop-keepers, (& don't misunderstand, I think they richly deserve a day off in a month), but surely they could arrange it so that at least one was open? Stagger it over two days?
So I'll have to order in as I don't have a kitchen...
Before I do though I'd just like to say thankyou to & for Osho's presence in my life.