Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Featureless overcast, muggy air that's neither hot nor cool, not a breath of a breeze. On a day like today, it feels like time itself stands still. The hours pass but the light does not change, the temperature doesn't rise or fall, there is no precipitation, no sunshine, no nothin'. Oh yeah, it's a non-day.
Non-days are perfect catalysts for boredom. In fact, a serious bout of ennui would be the perfect shamanic dance of alignment, but instead of dancing with the non-ness of the outdoors, I'm going to cook something delicious for dinner, clean my room, do laundry, and finish some drawings that I shoved aside the other day in order to enjoy the sparkling weather that followed Hanna.
My inspiration for abandoning my usual habit of alignment with the weather is the Paul Foster Case book about the tarot I'm reading. Among other things, Mr. Case is making me think about the number two, about paradox, contrast, opposites, mirroring and duality, qualities I tend to dismiss, even though I'm all about them (a paradox in itself, eh?)
It'll be fun and interesting to embrace that which I usually dismiss, to make a non-day into a double-day. Will it work? I'll let you know.