Open your hearts to love

 I ain't writing much these days. I ain't making too many pots either. It seems everyone is feeling pretty sensitive and I get it. All this uncertainty around us is unnerving.  I have friends that meditate to clear their minds and souls of all this crazy nonsense that has taken over what used to be our lives. 

I don't sit still well unless of course I writing or making pots. My mind is always thinking. I think there are different ways to meditate for different people. Meditation could be watching TV for some people. You step out of your mind and world into someone else's. I do meditation riding my bike each morning for 30K. I have a perfect record this month which means not skipping a beat- 30k every day.  Sometimes I sing out made up words that sound Russian. It is just me wanting to express my pleasure to the world. Yesterday for the first time I had a friend along for company and we did 35k and I didn't know the time had slipped away. Riding, talking, breathing, sweating, moving, and far removed from Covid 19. Although I thought it weird that a rider passed us going the other way and pulled up his mask as if we might sneeze on him. 

Potters think they are physical. They mostly are not. You need to exercise and make it part of your life. I now need it like I need a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. What I love about my Apple watch is that it has become my life coach. It reminds me I haven't fulfilled my exercise rings. The guilt inspires me to do it. 

In addition to the exercise I have been listening to Coleman Bark's translations of 13th Century poet Rumi. I listen while making breakfast. This too is meditation of the best kind. He makes me think. I know that comes as surprise to many of you.

Here are a couple of pots I made that I love. Look longest at what you don't like. It is from that which you will learn the most. 


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Anonymous said…
Lucky you in all this to find a partner. Most still wander alone.
Tony Clennell said…
Anonoymous: I didn't say i found a partner. I found a friend to cycle withi on a day. T
Anonymous said…
Sweatin' to the oldies, or sweatin' with the oldies?
Anonymous said…
You're never alone when you have an Imaginary friend

Imaginary friends (also known as pretend friends, invisible friends or made-up friends) are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. Although they may seem very real to their creators

Adults in early historic times had entities such as household gods and guardian angels, and muses that functioned as imaginary companions to provide comfort, guidance and inspiration for creative work.

I could use a muse or guardian angel right about now.
Thy basket is really beautiful!
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in case your vietnamese is a little rusty?
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Anonymous said…
In these times of Covid-19, self isolation and social distancing, beware the artist cult.

Cults and artists cults
Anonymous said…

Something stinks in Montreal, and party goers can’t get enough of the smell. Thanks to cutting edge — or is that cheese — research from the University of Devon, fart parties are now a thing. They exist and they’re ridiculously popular.

It all started when Devon researchers noticed the health properties of hydrogen sulphide, the key ingredient to smelly gas. “Hydrogen sulphide is the new corral calcium, it’s the next big thing on the health market,” says lead researcher Dr. Granpu Pett.

“The question isn’t what can it help with, it’s what can’t it help with! It rejuvenates the skin, it helps you sleep, it revitalizes mitochondria and even reverses cellular aging. And yes, the best way to benefit from the healing properties of hydrogen sulphide are by inhaling it’s fumes, so flatulence therapy is medically sound."

Not only is it medically sound, it’s also highly profitable. “We’ve been going gang buster business since we started organizing our first fart parties,” says club owner Leo Goudreau. “People thing the entire event is hilarious, and the light hearted if smelly atmosphere really brings people together. It turns out that the easiest way to break the ice with someone is by breaking wind. Who would have guessed?"

Jason Minks, a hardcore fart party fan, says the experience is out of this world. “Fart parties are basically raves with all you can eat gas inducing buffets. You’ve got lentils, beans, dairy, corn, all sorts of farty foods. The brilliant thing about fart parties is that even if you don’t want to shake your ass on the dance floor, it’s going to happen anyways. Even if your brain doesn’t want to move, your stomach will."

Not everyone is convinced that fart parties are medically sound. “I’m not convinced that being in a room full of people farting in your face is going to improve your health,” says Dr. Leonard Smidtt. “But, y’know, as far as weird medical fads go, it seems fairly harmless."
Anonymous said…
No wonder Quebec had the worst outbreak of the Corona virus in Canada!
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All that bicycle riding must be adding years back on to your life!
Anonymous said…
Coronavirus: A guide to social distancing and cycling

What’s the best way to maintain social distancing on off-road trails or narrow lanes?

Happy trails, and its better to have a buddy along for personal safety reasons.
Anonymous said…
Just what you need Mr. TC

The Highcycle - Social Distance Bike - I'm keeping 2m apart

Anonymous said…
Be careful with that Watch

EMF against your body=All kinds of bad stuff from brain fog to Ed to cancer

Anonymous said…
I had a summer job, where the pregnant staff had to wear lead aprons if the worked at the computers all day, to protect their unborn babies from EMF radiation. I don't know if you can still request one. May be that's where all that increase in autism in kids comes from?
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
I would suggest that you hang out in your basement to remain safe, but then you need to have your basement tested for Radon. It's just as dangerous.
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Anonymous said…
Say it isn't so, Kellyanne Conway is leaving the Whitehouse.

So it's true rats are the first to leave a sinking ship, but in this case it's clowns.
Anonymous said…
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So watch the parade of Republican crooks, clowns, fools, liars and stooges as the theme music plays all night long.
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