I'm in Fresno for the weekend with my three sisters (in the sizzling Central Valley of California, three or so hours' drive from San Francisco.) Can't sleep. Laura can't sleep either. She's scratching one of those more involved lottery tickets with a quarter. And we talked about my mom who has Alzheimer's; it's terrible. Nine milligrams of melatonin later, slumber....
Earlier we watched the biopic Temple Grandin, then part of her TED talk. She talked about 'seeing in pictures' and how to a cow, a man on a horse and a man standing are two different things...I was pondering how essentially what she did is revolutionize cow slaughtering. I think if I went to a feedlot, redesigning it would be about the last thing on my mind...her work has relieved a great deal of suffering, though I guess it didn't relieve death.
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Did I say anything about my talk at the Center? It was intense for me, but I did enjoy it and will upload it, hopefully along with some other talks, to freebuddhistaudio.com. (At the mo, having some technical issues.)
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Photo by Kathy Cullen
I'm getting more tired. It's not exactly sleepy, and it's a bit wired at the same time. It causes craving for coffee and sweets (but not too bad.)
I'm getting used to the hair situation. Laura said to me yesterday that I am beautiful and it doesn't matter what my scalp has on it, or something like that. It was nice.
I'm not quite done with this post, but my sisters and I are sitting around the tube talking (loudly) upon various topics, watching the Olympics, and doing a vocabulary test from the internet, so going to have to wrap it up.
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