Road Trip: My mom’s family put down roots in Chicago in the 1920’s. And although a few branches have moved out of the city to the neighboring burbs, to other states (and even the Philippines!), they all still try to gather once of year for a reunion. I’m not always able to go, due to travel costs and timing, but this weekend my boyfriend and I are hitting the road for the nearly 13-hour journey. I’ll try to take some travel pics worth sharing for next week’s post.
What I’m re-reading this week: I’m smitten with Lev Grossman and his Magicians trilogy. My goal is get my boyfriend hooked on them as well by having them as our diving entertainment. If you’ve not had the pleasure, here is the back cover blurb: “A thrilling and original coming-of-age novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world. Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he’s still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.At once psychologically piercing and magnificently absorbing, The Magicians boldly moves into uncharted literary territory, imagining magic as practiced by real people, with their capricious desires and volatile emotions. Lev Grossman creates an utterly original world in which good and evil aren’t black and white, love and sex aren’t simple or innocent, and power comes at a terrible price.”
My favorite dream interpretation this week:
1. Motion, movement away from one thing and towards another.
2. Speed, acceleration.
Astrological parallel: Sagittarius.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot
My favorite Abraham quote this week:
“It usually takes about 30 days to change a habit. Not because you need 30 days. You could do it in 68 seconds if you could once you did it hold your vibration there, but you have to consciously make that decision.” —Abraham
To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
My favorite writing prompt this week:
“You are the person responsible for making all those magical/cursed items that people are always stumbling across.”
My favorite writing quote this week:
“As a writer you try to listen to what others aren’t saying… and write about the silence.” –N.R. Hart
My favorite from the inter-webs: Actually, this favorite is a free phone app called “Wayz.” This little wonder not only gives you turn by turn directions based on other users’ insights and shortcut knowledge, but you also get real-time warnings of traffic accidents, delays and whether there is a cop lurking in a blind spot up ahead. You can also add your own insights and warnings for other users, but I’m not quite savvy enough for that myself. I’m also trying to get in the habit of checking traffic every morning (I’ve been burned a few times.) And, needless to say, this app will be running throughout our road trip.
Find it in the App Store: WAYZ