Monday, April 02, 2007

The Time is Nigh

Gotta make some bread. The dreams are coming in like gangbusters, and last night I was roaming around New Orleans music clubs with only $15 in my pocket. Way way short of what I need. A gentleman behind a grand piano was waiting for things to quiet down so he could begin. Some ruckus on another stage was finishing up.
I lived in New Orleans in 1972, and it was not a pleasant experience. Interesting in last night's dream; I mentioned to my companions that I had completely forgotten about Katrina. The city was still unpleasant, but it became manageable.
Me and money have had our ups and downs. Quite a few downs. I like the image of bread (money) being soft and pliable. In my hands to mold according to my desires. Perfectly shaped and baked to sustain my earthly life.Soon I shall see if Pluto, fresh off the opposition to my Venus has done the trick.

Pass the bread basket, if you will. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are so lovely, I am entranced by your magic!

I read your entry about blogging having replaced your desire for cigarettes... Ah yes, inspiration and exhalation. Perhaps if I got back to blogging I would feel less urge to smoke, too! Not that I am a big smoker anyway. I read an explanation once for oral fixation: that it stems from the breast being taken away too soon in infancy... Makes sense in a way.


2/4/07 7:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Meristem, how wonderful to see your name. You are so emotional, not what they say about Virgo! Of course, the Moon in Aries is exceptionally expressive and warm.

I think this is an important issue. Smokers take the heat, but many of the others ingest things just as bad. The daily news is probably worse than smoke. It all creates malaise.

I was a moderate smoker, sometimes smoking almost not at all. It is entirely individualistic. Some people can handle it perfectly well. I quit because of my singing. I need as much breath as I can get. And also skin.

But my father smoked and died at 84 with no smoke related ailments. Perfect lungs. There was a woman in France who died at 121, smoked till she was 118.
The Asians are heavy heavy smokers, and yet, they don't get lung ailments. People all around the world smoke successfully.

It's all crazy. And the excessive fear of cigarettes is as sick as the habit.
It goes so far back in history, with fires, peace pipes and human pleasure. The swallowing is incessant, and it's all harmful, so the details might not matter.

As an experiment, you can go out and observe groups of people. Just look at their mouths and you will be amazed at how busy they all are wrapping around something constantly.

I think every human is orally fixated, and I think it's related to the umbilical severance, whether the breast was sufficient or not. The need to suck remains as long as we are alive. It scares me, actually. How voracious the human is. I have trouble eating out with people sometimes. Don't like to witness it.

The smoking laws are BADD. Not a good idea to get so personal and invasive. People need their cigarettes. It prevents a lot of other trouble. They'll be repealed in time.

If you really want to stop, you will when the time is right. But until then, probably the healthiest thing would be to tell your body you need cigs for now, and you'll do your best. Some people get this or that and have to quit, others smoke merrily until the end.

I plan to smoke again when I hit 89, and enjoy my final years to the hilt.

It's purely ridiculous. The New Terrorist...the cigarette!

2/4/07 9:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

How much do you smoke? Experts(?) say that between 5 and 10 a day don't do much damage. I never smoked more than that.
Oh, and by the way. That Virgo aunt of mine? She's about 86 and she smokes heavily, and always has. Last I heard she has no lung disease.

2/4/07 9:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It does really "burn" me. It's all about priorities.
I see people hurting people incessantly--backstabbing, one against the other, and all kinds of emotional abuses, but this seems to be perfectly all right. The public hate theater. It's the game. Yet a person smoking with his pals in the closed neighborhood bar, not hurting anyone, is committing a crime.
Polluting with the several vehicles that everyone owns is also all right. Yet smoking by one's self is wrong.
It confuses the hell out of me. Backasswards approach to societal reform. Common courtesy would be a great start.

2/4/07 9:56 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...


Were you channeling me? I'm sorry about the dreams. But you know that you can't help but sense me. Your dreams are not gonna stop any time soon. I know I said I was waiting on something big, but I just had to do some things. Your blogger prince just put something up that I think you would love!

Remember Billy Jack? Well I did a post on it, and I know you would approve of the love coming from that post. Okay, I know some will see me as a soft hearted Marine now. Awww shucks! The title?

One Tin Soldier: A message to learn

Damn, I'm not that soft, am I? For anyone that sees me as an old mushy softy, thank JM for it. She did have a hand in making me that way. Love ya girl! :)

3/4/07 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You certainly are right about assaults on health being pervasive and heavily denied in our daily lives. But there always has to be a villain, right? And then the mob mentality behind it to burn/massacre/imprison said victim. But usually it is just veneer, right? Like the war on drugs, just to make the sheep feel like the wolves are in fact being kept away.
I think Good Guy/Bad Guy is as ancient and necessary to us on some level as you feel the oral thing to be...
And you underscore something I secretly believe but simultaneously feel I should 'worry' about (Virgo anyone?): that my physical health will not present me with the Big issues in my life.
I only smoke 2-4 cigarettes on average per day and more when I'm drinking, but that has been waning, too. Friends are constantly saying, "but you don't smoke THAT much! You shouldn't worry." I think I'll make peace and let it run it's course like I've always felt it would.

Wow, didn't expect this topic to be so engaging, but there's deeper stuff here working on my psyche I'm sure. The guilt about smoking comes from the fact that I'm in the health care field and feel like a hypocrite. But you're right: from the way-back huge vast perspective, it isn't the unhealthiest thing in the scheme of things.

Thank you for your perspective, it helps me!

3/4/07 12:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Donnie, it's so weird. I've alwys had lots of dreams, but for the last year or so they stopped. Suddenly they've returned with tons of information.

NOLA is a long story. so is the water moccasin in the Louisiana swamp that afternoon!

Your dreams are not gonna stop any time soon.
How right you are.

I love you too, my mushy blogger prince. You're tough and protective when you need to be.

I'll be over but I'm not commenting anywhere because it throws me offline everytime I do. Something's guiding me!

3/4/07 1:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...


My God!!!!
I only smoke 2-4 cigarettes on average per day

Nothing, absolutely nothing to worry about!! This wonderful news!

That was one of the reasons I didn't bother quitting for so long. The small amount. I still smoke when I drink, too, which is very litle these days. It's so silly to worry about these trivialities.

Anxiety, fear, worry, guilt, self criticism.... these are the problems. They can cause serious diseases.

As I said, if people spent more energy on fixing these things rather than snatching the cigarettes from the fingers of the electrician in the bar on a friday night after a long productive week, our society just might possibly improve.

A few beers, a pool table, a jukebox, friends, and a pack of cigarettes is actually good for society. Off the steets and out of trouble, unlike the politicians.

3/4/07 2:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Friends are constantly saying, "but you don't smoke THAT much! You shouldn't worry."

What??? A Virgo not worry? You'll worry just as much with or without the couple of smokes.

That's the beauty of the NN on Pisces. Where the Virgo anxiety is dissolved. At that stage, gigarettes, potato chips, weed, tofu, vegetables, carrot juice, steaks, shroom ... it's all the same. Just another substance.

The Virgo worry can be productive, though, while it's there. Things get fixed. Even people sometimes.

In Pisces is the healing of the psyche, and an acceptance of our duality. Everyone's bad to a degree. More than they'd like you to know.

3/4/07 2:09 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...


You don't have to comment on the post. I got you covered hun! I have a chat box on the blog. No need to worry about people following your link here. Just don't put a link to here. Just put in your name and type your love for me. ;) Or not! LOL, just know that you can speak to me there and not have people follow you. Just use your name, and type the message. Voila!

3/4/07 2:20 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

If I don't come around as much as I should, you can use the same way to slap me in the head and say, get over here you jarhead! ;)

3/4/07 2:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The smoking laws are a big issue with me, and I rarely speak about them because of societal pressure. Everyone's swallowed it.

This kind of intrusive law is dangerous. It gets the law into a person in the most intimate way. The hand mouth connection is not something to be messed with. They should be outlawing the dangerous hormones in meat, too, if they want health. But of course, corporate profit dictates.

It's putting good small businesses out and bolstering the disgusting corporate restaurants. It's a phony law.

The neighborhood bar is one of the most important aspects of health on the streets. Ask any cop. It's a place where people can let loose and do what they can't do other places in a safe protected environment. They police one another. Cigarettes take a lot of anxiety out of the picture, and society needs this outlet. Pressure release.

The unthinking aspect disturbs me. To suddenly snatch these pleasures from so many people for corporate gain, and other confused reasons. It will have a bad effect. Putting a further stigma on it will increase the problem. People were smoking less automatically, and left alone, it might have continued.

What bothers me is how it's followed without question. No real insight into what's happening here. Blind acceptance.
This has put the clamp on a large and important part of needed social outlet.

This is beyond my personal desires, since no cigarettes actually helps me. No temptation. But the principle is more important. The social need for these activities is more important.
And still, the tobacco companies win. The little guy loses, as usual.

I despair every time I see the group blindly follow. I rejoice when I see that in towns all over the country they are still lighting up, disregarding the law, and not hurting a soul.

3/4/07 2:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey, you jarhead!!!!!

Come when you can. I'm easily pleased.

3/4/07 2:41 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

BTW, new contributors have come into play. Brutal truth is now taking place. Lawd help those that step into the path of the Katrinacrats now! We have grown, and we are MAD!

3/4/07 2:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Whoa lawd! As my North Carolina family-in-law used to say..."Law".

I'm ready for the truth, as usual, but what encourages me is that others are on the band wagon. Could this really be so?

3/4/07 3:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Donnie, this is amazing. 'Member when you came last, and I had gotten that important call? Well I just got the follow-up, and we're in good shape.

Does good news come with you?

3/4/07 3:12 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Well JM, I do tend to bring good news sometimes. I do like you to see me in my dreams. Yes, you did see me in one! Do you remember me? Think about it!

3/4/07 5:15 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Notice that I said in my dreams. My dreams can be yours. Yours can be mine. If you and myself are open to it. You did see me!

3/4/07 5:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Were you the piano player?

3/4/07 5:23 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

I was the one with the short hair. Some gray in it, and green eyes.

3/4/07 7:02 PM  

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