Sunday, August 28, 2011

Follow your bliss

Moyers: Do you ever have this sense when you are following your bliss, as I have at moments, of being helped by hidden hands?

Campbell: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time -- namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

-- Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyors, The Power of Myth
I've applied to graduate school to study acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. I have an admissions interview in a couple of weeks. If I am accepted I'll start school in January.

It's hard for me to see how I'm going to be able to go to school full time for the next 4 years, continue working part time, continue being a mom full time, and all of the other things that go along with life. But acupuncture is the best job in the world, and I whole hearty feel that this is what I'm meant to do. So I'll have faith that somehow everything will work out while I follow my bliss.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sisterly conversation

Zoe is telling me a knock knock joke and Paige keeps interrupting with "Knock! Knock!" and Zoe says:
Paige take a zipper and zip your mouth closed. Lock it. No, lock it with 45 locks and put the key in your pocket. And don't talk through your nose.
I'll take that any day over a "shut up".

Monday, August 22, 2011


The fundamental difference between the liberal and the illiberal outlook is that the former regards all questions as open to discussion and all opinions as open to a greater or lesser measure of doubt, while the latter holds in advance that certain opinions are absolutely unquestionable, and that no argument against them must be allowed be heard.

What is curious about this position is the belief that if impartial investigation were permitted it would lead men to the wrong conclusion, and that ignorance is, therfore, the only safeguard against terror. This point of view cannot be accepted by any man who wishes reason rather than prejudice to govern human action.

Bertrand Russell

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Monkey Poopoo

Really what is it about poop that is so fascinating to kids? Paige likes to talk about all the animals that poop. It goes something like this:

Doggie poopoo! Hahahahahah! Squirrel poopoo! Hahahahahah! MONKEY poopoo! HAHAHAHAHA!

Last night as I'm putting Paige to bed she tells me that see needs to tell Sophie (our cat) goodnight. She walks over to her and says "MONKEY POOPOO!" and laughs hysterically to herself all the way back to bed.

I love my life.