Sunday, June 22, 2008


I wish you a happy summer! Our first day of that sultry season was anomalous, being of low humidity and moderate in temperature. After Morning Offering, Mick went to a customer’s house to do stone work. He had worked on this family's patio last Friday, but was not happy with the results. He found that the sand he had used to make the “mud” was too finely ground, it being that kind used for children’s sandboxes. Never again shall he assume that all sand is the same! So he mixed up his old favorite QuickCrete and redid the job. It is that kind of integrity that so endears him to his customers!

I read in Chapter 3 of 101 in the morning, coming down when Mick arrived home with our Saturday treat of fast food. Then Mick worked in the yard, weeding and trimming, while I started to edit a transcript of the interview I did with Lance White, the Zany Mystic in September of 2007.

We enjoyed a whirlpool together at eventide and then supper while watching Alexander, which we had not yet seen, on the tube. What splendid and beautiful film Oliver Stone made! The spectacle was rich, varied and amazing. I was fond of the screenplay, which was literate and satisfyingly accurate. Anthony Hopkins as Aristotle narrated the piece with gentle irony. The acting was adequate and if the interaction was a bit iconic, the stars were icons themselves. They never quite rose above that to become an ensemble. Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie were beautiful to watch, however. I especially loved the highly adorned war elephants charging at the enemy!

Mick offered the prayer at the close of the Gaia Meditation and then topped off his evening by cleaning the kitchen, a chore he usually accomplishes on Saturday mornings. But today his customer came first!