" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 19, 2018

Rune Soup for the Soul?

I just listened to Gordon White's new solo podcast at 'Rune Soup' -
Seems to resonate with what I wrote in my post about
R. Lee Ermey passing away on the anniversary of the Titanic sinking on April 15th -
Full Metal Life-Jackets?

Isle of Dogs/I Love Dogs?

I went and saw the movie 'Isle of Dogs' at the cinema on Tuesday night and I liked it even though I'm a cat person and cat people weren't portrayed in a very good light in the movie.
But what would you expect from those dog-loving people who made the movie anyway, right?-)
But I thought it was rather synchronistic that I see the next morning that the Queen of England had to put down her last corgi the week the film was released.
The Queen’s last remaining corgi dies leaving her devastated
"Sources told the Daily Mail that the Queen has been hit ‘extremely hard’ by the death of Willow, who was 14.
It marks the end of a chapter in Royal history as she no longer owns any corgis – though she does have two dorgis, corgi-dachsund crosses named Vulcan and Candy.
A Buckingham Palace source said: ‘She has mourned every one of her corgis over the years, but she has been more upset about Willow’s death than any of them.
‘It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood."
I wouldn't recommend taking the Queen to see this movie as a way of cheering her up then, because the movie bizarrely mirrors some of the Queen's own story here when it comes to her dog.  
The Queen also turns 92 on April 21st, so it may not be such a happy birthday for her this year without her dog to help celebrate the occasion.
The five main dogs, Chief, Rex, King, Duke and Boss, all have names that mean some kind of "leader", too, while on the subject of the Queen and her dogs.
And there is an area in London, England, called "Isle Of Dogs" situated in east London.
So you might say these dogs have their eyes wide shut when it comes to some colours of the spectrum.
I wonder if they can see purple though?-) 
I'm not a fan of most Wes Anderson movies, but I did like this one and would gladly see it again.
I noticed also that Wes was born on May Day in Houston in 1969, so let's hope that's not a bad omen or problem for the future somehow. 
And according to the movie's IMDB web-page 'Isle of Dogs' was released on Friday the 13th in the USA. 
Not to mention in the Year of the Dog also.
The main dog chief is a black dog (for most of the movie anyway;-), so I don't know if the same superstition would apply to a black dog as to a black cat on a Friday the 13th.
But let's hope not hey?
Not that I have any fear of black cats.
Harry Anderson, 27 and Imaginary Rabbit Holes?
"The scene in which Chief is given a bath and comes out with a completely different appearance is an homage to the picture book "Harry The Dirty Dog", in which children "find" their lost dog by giving a bath to what they think is a stray.
Chief even has similar markings to Harry."
Oh, and I forgot to mention that there is a black owl who gets a fair share of screen time compared to any one cat in the movie.
So, that should please owl persons like Mike Clelland who are into owls and give a hoot for these creepy birds.
Personally when it comes to owls (or dogs;-) I say WHO cares?-)

Full Metal Life-Jackets?

R. Lee Ermey passed away on the anniversary of the Titanic's sinking  
At the beginning of the year I wrote that I feel 2018 will be a year for sinking/synching - 
2018 and that Sinking/Synching Feeling?
and so far that has proven to be true.
When I heard R. Lee Ermey had passed away on the anniversary of the day the Titanic sank, April 15th, I couldn't  help thinking of people wearing full metal life-jackets, while waiting for the ship to sink into the water.
R. Lee Ermey Passes Away in the Year of the Dog? Siriusly?
I was also listening to an encore podcast at the 11:11 site about
Ellen Gunter's 2010 book, 'Reunion' titled -
'Encore: Ellen Gunter: Healing Our Broken Connection to the Earth'
July 31, 2017
which is worth having a listen to, I think.
"It’s clear that the unimaginable future that Rachel Carson warned us about in 1962 in her best-seller, Silent Spring, has become our daily reality.
On a colossal and historic scale—from our water, air, and soil to the factory-grown food which no longer nourishes us—all is definitely not well on our planet, and each of us can sense that.
Ellen Gunter's New book, Reunion, not only offers a way to look at the global reality we all share; it also provides a path to understanding how this came to be and what each of us can do—individually and together—to bring our earth, and ourselves, back to wholeness."
The writing is on the wall for this spaceship we are all on and it's time to s#it or get off the pot in 2018 if we want to stop this ship sinking into the sewer.
I don't necessarily agree with the whole "Global Warming' theory being totally caused by the burning of fossil fuels, but it is common sense that to stop burning fossil fuels would stop pollution in the big cities, plus it's hard to see how to keep chopping down forests is a good practice for the planet, not to mention all of  the plastic floating around in our oceans.
Plastic pollution
Oceans and climate change
The planet is at a tipping point right now, or should that be sinking point?
We need to remember the serenity prayer of AA when it comes to saving the environment that we still have when we do the shopping.
Encore: Joan Borysenko: It's Not the End of the World
July 24, 2017
"Joan Borysenko wrote her latest book to teach you how to hold fear in the palm of your hand without being burned by its fire.
'Whatever maybe going on for is not the end of the world.
It is a call to the genius that lies asleep within you - within all of us - a genius that is ready and able to re-create the world.'"
It's not too late to turn this ship around I think, but it soon will be if we don't take action to save it from sinking into the deep.