A near perfect Monday morning, November 16, 2009 (161109 = a # 9, which is Taoist perfection)!
In an 'altered state of mind,' I unwind, enjoying fresh pumpkin-bran muffins with New Zealand butter. This, in front of a wood-burning fireplace at the Nordic Delight (Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China), and 'delight' it is! I stare into the flickering flames and am mesmerized!
I can sense the sun is dancing behind clouds, the clouds in Lijiang muting the sun reminding me of The Netherlands. Note, is rarely sunny in The Netherlands. How did I last living there for six months! 'Cause if there's any orb I worship it's the sun, maybe Jupiter a close second! I'm a fire sign! Water puts out my fire!
We're in a 'dark moon' period, but tomorrow, Tuesday it's on the rise again! The never-ending cycle, waxing and waning (of the moon in this case), as yin and yang do their dance! It's not the 'Dancing Wu Li Masters' that counts, but this constant motion between extremes, creating life in the form of a vibration.
You can hear this 'vibration' in your head, if you're sensitive, but it isn't 'tintinitus.' It's something entirely different, 'sounding' like the flow of electricity. It's called the 'Quan Yin' (Goddess of Compassion) in the East. In fact, this is what keeps you conscious (alive)!
No shipment yet from The Netherlands (via Melvin), so we wait. We wait to depart on our cycling trip to Lugu Lake (as I purchased new tires for Paolo). I've wanted to cycle up to Lugu Lake since I moved here almost one year ago. It has one of the last Matriarchal Societies (yin) in the world! It's the land of no 'husbands,' it was explained to me...
In the meantime the perfect morning at the Nordic Delight! A La Mota morning, as I partake of the fire, the food, the quietude (so rare in China). And I bask in the glory of It!
Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
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