07 December 2011

I Am Definitely a Virgo

current state of mind: possibly dehydrated

Flip a coin.
What shall we talk about?
Heads; I tell the truth
Tails; I lie
~ “Mekong” by Refreshments

About 13 months ago, I wrote a blog posting titled “I am not a Sagittarius”.  It is a short commentary on “anicca”, the Buddhist concept of impermanence. A little over a year later, I do not think I have progressed very far from where I was and it pains me a little, only because I am a Virgo. We Virgos have some serious issues with letting things go, especially when we have set goals that have yet to be met. Ironically, the only way I can achieve the goal of impermanence is to not have the goal at all, which sends syntax errors cascading through my brain. This is why the earth keeps spinning, I suppose.

As a follow-up to that entry from last year, I want to let you know that the terra-cotta flower pot is still on my desk. The vase of post-it flags and the yellow treasure box are stored out-of-sight in my cabinet. I still have photographs all over my “pod” walls and I still receive commentary from people commenting on them. Some days I am tempted to take them down and store them away, so that I can enjoy the “quietness” of a sparse desk. When I start taking them down, however, I begin to feel anxious. So, I leave everything up. My “pod” is truly a carnival of visual delights. I don’t want to lose that personalization; at least not yet.

It is apparent that I am not ready to create sand art and then sweep it away. But as I am opening more boxes every day at home, I am discovering that I am probably more ready than not to begin reducing the clutter of stuff that permeates my life. Anyone care to help?

Also, I need to start drinking more water.  Strike that "more". . . I need to start drinking water.

PERSONAL NOTE: Darling, I will be your Sugar Bear forevah and evah.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: I am pondering your suggestion; but not sure how to go about it.

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.