Saturday, November 25, 2006

On The Road

Remember the Burma-Shave signs? I wonder if they're still around.
We traveled by car a lot.... me, my parents, and my brother and sister, visiting family members and joining the endless celebrations and reunions. That covered a lot of territory between the two large clans.
I was prone to car sickness being jammed together with my family in such a small space, cigarette and cigar smoke wafting continually. My greatest moments of relief were the Burma-Shave signs and counting Fords and Chevrolets with my brother.

In later years, I loved traveling alone with my father and I never ever got carsick. He was quiet and the best driver in the world. The feel of the road and the pastures and woods rolling by soothed me then, and the memories still do now. He was a great traveling companion.

As Jupiter rolls in, new excursions might present promising adventures for many people. Maybe visiting places they've wanted to for a long time but couldn't get motivated. Gas is down at the pump, but still whirling mightily in the giant planet's domain. The lure of expansion on many levels will be around for the next year. The spring and summer will surely entice many enthusiastic trippers to the trails. If anyone sees a Burma-Shave sign, do let me know. 


Anonymous Joe said...

In my Tarot deck, the 8 of Wands depicts eight wands zooming through space like slim rockets above Earth and the Moon, with the planet Jupiter in the background. The meaning of this card is expansion of horizons and travel, among other things, which leads me to wonder if the artist is an astrologer herself. :o)

25/11/06 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Before I forget, the following site is updated daily between now and Twelfth Night (in January) with details about various celebrations surrounding the winter holidays. It's like
School of the Seasons
but less intense. It hasn't been updated in a few years and I can think of many things to add to it, but it's still a nice place to visit each morning. :o)

Ancient Origins of the Holidays:

25/11/06 6:59 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

JM, How are you sweety? I finally remembered to put a link to you on my blog. Hope the holidays are good for you so far. So what do you see in store for your favorite warrior? Are there good days ahead for this Cancer?

25/11/06 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just thought I'd let you know a place where you can make some nice extra cash secret shopping.
I made over $900 last month having fun!

25/11/06 11:43 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe that looks like a good site. I'm going to "expand my horizons" there a little later today. He mentioned Merton, who was a good guy.

Donnie, it's about time you linked me! Give us your birthdate, time, and place and we can plot your future!

Anon. I thought about it and decided not to go this route with moneymaking. I'm a musician by trade and I'm going to stick with that.
The extra cash for you might make a good holiday season. And speaking of traveling, maybe you'll be able to do some. What do you think?

25/11/06 2:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Both sites are good. Thanks joe. I feel a circle of well roundedness developing speaking of expansion. How lucky. Knowledge as nourishment.

25/11/06 2:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The added joy for me right now is seeing other sites and people who are more positive than the political bunch I was in deep with. They are always around but not as loud and violent, so maybe one has to seek them out. Or attract when the time comes.
This year is perfect for nonbloody pursuits.

I think Iraq is symbolic and as the blood flows higher there, the knowledge also flows. We know collectively that this behavior, done worldwide, is wrong and useless. I think that lesson is sinking in. The duality is before our eyes.

Tseka mentioned the destruction of the physical vs the creative and the other realms of consciousness. In all the carnage there, something can't be destroyed. Eventually it will emerge.

25/11/06 2:59 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

July 06, 1965. Raceland Louisiana. Donnie McDaniel, Nee Donnie Trosclair. BTW, I feel an old friend contacting you. I hope I am right. Hard to tell right not, since I have overloaded myself lately. I have to get some rest. Weird dreams lately, and I have to try to make sense of them. I have zapped myself and find it hard to make sense of my gifts right now. Three more days and I will try to take advantage of some days off to heal myself.

27/11/06 11:33 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

But you already know that I will not rest till I get a job done. Damn Marines did that to me!! ;) So how do you like the new gravatar? BTW, I started a new wordpress site. Katrinacrat
Feel free to stop by and say hi. I got tired of blogger freaking out, so I did that to still be able to do post.

As always,
Your Warrior,

27/11/06 11:46 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Donnie, you know damn well how I feel about that gravatar! Remember my first reaction????

Weird dreams lately, and I have to try to make sense of them. I have zapped myself and find it hard to make sense of my gifts right now. Three more days and I will try to take advantage of some days off to heal myself.

You interpret your dreams? I think a lot of people who were heavily involved need some down time after the elections. Very emotionally intense.

As a Cancer, I find I need a lot of down time generally. I get easily overwhelmed by all the commotion. I need lots of quiet time to myself.

I like the new site. I haven't been commenting around since I'm not traveling for awhile. Sittin' tight and waitin' to see. I feel some progress has been made, and people like you are largely why. A good warrior is needed. A transformed one, the ideal.

I'll look at your chart. If you have your time of birth, send it over.

An old friend?
At my advanced age I've got plenty of those!

27/11/06 2:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Donnie, a discussion of you has begun on the Iraq thread above if you'd care to comment.

27/11/06 3:43 PM  

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