In Indian mythology, there are gods who live inside lotuses. Are there also people in carnations?
Religion is a defense against religious experiences. -- Carl Jung, quoted by Joseph Campbell
We just watched home movies. One was from when my brother was new at crawling; I, always a fan of the spotlight, would crawl right above him. The other was titled "January 1981 - Trevor Walks Finally." I deserve a place in the Institute of Silly Walks. It was something of a duck waddle; my feet were each 45° away from straight. Yes. I was a fat kid with curly blond hair. My brother, on the other hand, had no hips whatsoever. It also turns out that both of my grandfathers would take pictures of "Points of Interest" signs.
We went on a hike this afternoon timed and positioned such that the sunset lasted for the entire two miles up hill. Pictures forthcoming. My brother returns to Santa Fe tomorrow. I snagged 5+ days of mp3s from him, bringing my total to almost 61 days in my iTunes library. Mmm, mmm good.
I'm considering hosting a nonverbal + games party a week from today (Sunday). Anyone up? Anyone down? Anyone half-way up, so you're neither up nor down?
And they were telling me, now it doesn't matter now. It really doesn't matter what happens now. I left Atlanta this morning, and as we got started on the plane, there were six of us, the pilot said over the public address system, "We are sorry for the delay, but we have Dr. Martin Luther King on the plane. And to be sure that all of the bags were checked, and to be sure that nothing would be wrong with the plane, we had to check out everything carefully. And we've had the plane protected and guarded all night."
And then I got to Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in support of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike, April 3rd, 1968, the day before he was assassinated.