Archive | October 2008

Random Thoughts and Notes – Oct. 23, 2008

I am very happy to have put on the undercoat on the second half of our bedroom.

Do you think a crocheting grandmother might be dangerous? Unbalanced ?  A terrorist ?

We had our first frost yesterday.  I should bring in the squash and put the geraniums in the greenhouse.

Normally when you do something good, you feel good.  So why are those who come back from war traumatized?  When will we have peace training?  I am shocked now as I remember even in Vacation Bible School we had the reds against the blues.

What I had for lunch: a can of mackerel in mustard sauce, some leftover potatoes, some tomatoes, two pieces of toast (my homemade bread) spread with mayonnaise, a glass of bubbly mineral water and a glass of red wine, followed by 20 grams of Lindt 85%.  According to the color method, I am lacking in blues and greens.  They are the colors I use the most when painting.  But I think the eyes nourish a different part of me than the stomach.

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Picture Perfect: Intricate

This crocheted curtain may look intricate, but it is composed of simple basic units—just loops of thread put together in varying ways, slip, chain, single, double, treble, and so on.  You could do a quadrillion stitch if your hook was long enough.  I adapted a tablecloth pattern for this project.

The state of the world is very intricate and yet if we apply the basics, we can create a better one, a little bit at a time, just like crocheting a curtain, stitch after stitch.  Our basic units are our divine gifts—love, speech, freedom, creativity and individuality.  If we follow the pattern, be good (now there’s a simple design), we can construct  a garden of Eden.

I am embarrassed to say, but there are a few mistakes in this curtain, not to mention weeds in the garden.  That reminds me I still have work to do on myself.

For more entries on the theme of intricate, go to Picture Perfect.

Blog Action Day-2008-Poverty



The solution to poverty is not only a material one but also a spiritual one.

Wealth and poverty are relative,  There will probably always be someone richer than you, someone poorer than you; however it seems to me that each human being should somehow have access to at least a strict minimum of food and shelter, hygiene.  This we can do, if we put our minds and will to it.

It will only come about if we change our hearts and seek the well-being of all humans rather than exercising our greed.

A few mundane examples come to mind :  If you are the owner of a rental property, why not set the rate at a medium price rather the highest the market will allow ?  If you are an employer, why not reduce the difference between the salaries of the  management and the workers?  If you wish to dispose of goods that have value, why not give them to a charitable organization rather than dump them in the garbage?  Click on http://www.thehungersite.com

When will we stop cutting the pie so as to get the biggest piece for ourselves?

The Creator asks us to be fair:

“you shall teach Truth,
you shall love My People,
you shall help the oppressed man against the oppressor,
the despoiled man against the despoiler ;
along with your brothers of the steppes, those who do not utter My Name, you shall establish equity.”


The Revelation of Arès 28/10b

 

If you read French, you will find an in-depth article on this subject at:

http://www.freredelaube.info/pauvrete.html

Garden – October 10, 2008

A little walk around the fall garden.

Picture Perfect: Communication



Here you can see a blue line which communicates to passing cattle stay where you are, continue your way, do not trample djd’s garden.

There is another line of communication, a yellow nerve, which I cannot photograph, but what it communicates is much more important.  It says djd, put the hoe to work in your head and create a garden which does not fade.

It is the line of communication between the Creator and His messenger.

“ My Arm runs, It does not touch any boundary whatsoever.
 Answer ! Why can My Eye see your eye ?
 Your nerve is the yellow thread of My Nerve.”

The Revelation of Arès XXXIX/1-3

 

It seems to me to be like a science fiction movie where civilization has fallen to ruin but one person comes along who knows how these old machines work and fixes them up, gets things running again.  It’s like the whole human race has fallen into decay but if we listen to God’s messenger, we can reactivate the circuits within.

For more entries on the theme of communication, go to Picture Perfect.

Showing Art

Five of us are showing our artwork at a tourism office.  These are my watercolours:


These are my friends’ works in oil, pastel, acrylic and pencil.