Sunday, June 27, 2010


They were playing the blues. Love those pork pie hats.

All the planetary, stellar energy has been so interesting, and so very very intense. Whew. The big ole eclipse is now over and done with. Dealing with the resonance of that big event is no small task, but the main event is over. Onwards and upwards. Don't know about you, but I have a lunar hangover. That's the thing about the moon - she'll get you drunk as a skunk; the next thing you know, you need a serious dose of Lunar Strength Advil - except - there is no such thing.

Coming back to earth after a big whoop like this weekend is always such a relief. I know many grounding techniques, thank goodness. One of my favorite methods involves reconnecting with my people. By "my" people I mean friends and family of course, but it's also fabulously grounding to meet and greet the folks with whom I share the "small town" of Capitol Hill. The Hill is smack dab in the center of Washington DC, but nevertheless it is a small town where everyone knows everyone else. It is, without a doubt, the friendliest neighborhood I have ever lived in.

That's why, in spite of the blistering heat of yesterday, I made myself walk down to Eastern Market. On Saturdays and Sundays it's a busy place. Seventh street fills up with vendors selling arts and produce, flowers, jewelry, pottery. On the weekends, Eastern Market is a farmer's market and flea market, a gathering place not only for the citizens of the Hill, but for people from all over the city, Maryland and Virginia. Even after all these years on the Hill, I love strolling through, looking at all the people.

I wasn't the only one in a mood to be out and about. The market was packed as you can tell from these pictures. I ran into at least a dozen neighbors, stopped to exchange small talk, had an iced coffee with someone I haven't seen for awhile. Chatting with all these lovely people was just what I needed to get my feet back on terra firma. Oh yeah.

Today I will again engage in relational behavior since my work schedule is full. I love the planets and I do dearly love the stars and all their shenanigans, believe me, I do. But when it's time to come back to earth, nothing is as encouraging and helpful as connecting with people. I love my fellow human beings so much. Shalom.

I wish you could see in this picture how HUGE Major is (the dog). Wow.


Mrsupole said...

That is a huge dog. And you can see it in the picture.

So glad you had a nice day connecting with people. Everyone needs to connect with people.

Hope you have a nice day today and get over that hangover.

God bless.

John Hayes said...

You can tell how big that dog is! Loved both pix--of course, I'd like the blues players, but the hats are great. Glad you were able to ground at the market--sounds like a good time.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

What a great neighborhood you have! The G-man & I went to the market yesterday, but alas they had changed the time and we were a bit late. Mental note: go early next Saturday!

Vicki said...

We have had 3 great danes our 33 years married. But no more for me. Great Danes only live about 7-9 years and I can't get my heart broken any more with pets. Love your post!

Elizabeth said...

A MAJOR dog indeed!
Gosh Washington looks busy

we had a super planetary day yesterday
a backyard blessing for HJ
with flowers and water and totally dippy hippy and very sincere

I cried........

willow said...

Yep. I've been feeling all that intense energy, too. (old devil moon) I don't know about you, but I'm already ready for the return of woolly socks weather! The guy on the right of your picture would be a fabulous art study. Great shot.

Reya Mellicker said...

Awww Elizabeth! I would have cried, too. Sweet.

Yep, bring on the woolly socks, please.

Major looks even larger in real life. Vicki my dog died just a year ago. I am still grieving. I don't blame you for not wanting another one. I love dogs so much.

Ronda Laveen said...

It is kind of like a hangover, now that you mention it.

Reya Mellicker said...

oh yeah. Energy hangovers are a bitch!

steven said...

reya in the real world you'd be found

drinking alone with the moon

from a pot of wine among the flowers
i drank alone. there was no one with me --
till, raising my cup, i asked the bright moon
to bring me my shadow and make us three.
alas, the moon was unable to drink
and my shadow tagged me vacantly;
but still for a while i had these friends
to cheer me through the end of spring....
i sang. the moon encouraged me.
I danced. My shadow tumbled after.
as long as I knew, we were boon companions.
and then i was drunk, and we lost one another.
...shall goodwill ever be secure?
i watch the long road of the river of stars.

li bai


Pam said...

Planetary happenings big time eh Reya?...and an overnight governmental coup here in Australia. We now have a new Prime Minister,in a successful take-over bid, outsting Kevin Rudd. She's the first woman to lead the country as his approach "wasn't working and it was time to herald in a new change" Wow. The country was taken by suprise!! Thought of you on the weekend. I visited some ancient sites here and could feel intense energy fields around one in particular. Was more comfortable on the edge of these, but offered respect and permission before entering.Kept thinking "Reya would understand".

Reya Mellicker said...

Steven: wow.

Jo Floyd Lucas said...

I love this post. I love Major the Dog. I love Steven the Friend.

Your photos are particularly beautiful (I like it when you photograph people) and I can hear from your words how much you appreciated the people you encountered.

I'm certain they felt they were the lucky ones.

Reya Mellicker said...

Jo you were one of the "my people" with whom I connected. Steven's blog is called The Golden Fish. It's on my link list and I HIGHLY recommend it. I never miss it, never.

Pam, how wonderful that you brought me with you. Got to go check your blog, see if you wrote about the sacred sites. Respect is ALWAYS a good idea, always!

Jo Floyd Lucas said...

...and I DO feel that I was the lucky one! xoxo

Mary Ellen said...

Getting out and about with the fellow humans and other sentient beings - great idea. Hope the week to come continues the grounding along with the influx of fresh energy from all of the planetary and stellar happenings.

Whitney Lee said...

I have woken up the past two days feeling as if I've been run over by a truck; this maybe explains why. What a beautiful dog!

Thank you for the encouraging words. May you have a restful night and start the week with balance!

Washington Cube said...

Every time I see pork pie hats, I think of Charles Mingus. Also the song, "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." There's a Mingus version on You Tube. I also love this one:

LOVE Jeff Beck.

karen said...

Glad it's all over! I love those glimpses of Capitol Hill, and Major is a great name for the big guy!

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glnroz said...

i sure do enjoy dropping in and "seeing" what you see. I feel like I am sitting at the next table, sometimes. thnx

Reya Mellicker said...

Glenn I wish you were. I would be happy to buy you a cuppa.