Wednesday, June 01, 2005

So it begins

I woke up this morning and felt pretty good. I have a little discomfort but my spirits are high. My plan was to begin daily five mile walks today, but I just wasn't up for it. Instead I remained still and just tried to observe myself objectively. This past weekend it rained continuously and today was overcast and grey. I do feel relieved that I have more knowledge about what's going on with my body, but this journey is only just beginning. Now I have to master my mind and thoughts.
Tomorrow my mother and I are driving my father to Convent, LA for a retreat. That should be interesting.
In national news, the infamous Deep Throat's identity has been revealed. I was hoping it was the Supreme Court justice. Instead it turns out to be W. Mark Felt who may or may not have had an axe to grind with the Nixon admininstration and ended up getting in hot water himself for doing a little breaking and entering. An interesting historical development nonetheless. I think the man, regardless of his political or personal motives, did the country a great favor. We must always remain critically engaged with our government and administrators. Nixon relied in part on the nation trusting the infallibility and virtue of the office of president and falling short of questioning the person in that position. In recent years, we've swung back toward that position. The "you're with us or against us" variety of unscrutinized patriotism is used to suppress, distort, or stifle debate and critique. It is still the case that absolute power corrupts absolutely; hopefully the case of Deep Throat will continue to remind us that government should be for the people...

5 comments:

miss rogue said...

Renae,

Are you alright? What's going on? Drop me an email if you want.

Tara

AnnaC said...

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

You Goats don't often like to show your feelings unless there is a purpose for the display. Now, however, your need to express yourself may be strong enough that you will do so, even if it's counter-productive. You might know what's best, yet still go out of your way to give someone a piece of your mind. Don't judge yourself too harshly. Sometimes you just have to speak what's on your mind.

AnnaC said...

Your horoscope from another source:
Today's Capricorn Horoscope
December 22 - January 19

Change can be stressful, and that applies to changes for the better, too. It means leaving behind what was familiar and embarking on a new way of life. And you definitely have some changes (for the better) heading your way. So how can you minimize the stress and maximize the positive? You can acknowledge that things might be crazy for a little while. And that things will settle down soon. And, yes, that things are definitely (most definitely) going to be different around here.

AnnaC said...

Sorry for the blatant use of others' words to offer encouragement... but I am feeling a little tapped myself today.

I feel like recent events have underscored the power you have to make the changes that you want to happen in your life the reality.

Take the walk whenever you feel like it or in your mind if you must... you are on the right track.

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