Daily Reflections From My Window

August 28, Saturday: prepping for ArtWalk

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“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

Jim Morrison of “the Doors”

You read that right. The Doors performed “Light My Fire” in 1967 on the Ed Sullivan show and were told that they couldn’t say the word “higher” right before they went on. It was live tv. What could they do? They said it anyway. Ed pretty much controlled the Sunday night entertainment back then and they never were on his show again. That was a big deal. Remember him censoring Elvis’ hips? He could do that. When you control the media…fortunately for the Doors, they had a poet in charge of making their music. I always liked their music! Who knew?

It’s 2021 and here we are, letting the media control our minds. I had no idea what I was thinking about today except that it looks like a beautiful day ahead and I am preparing for ArtWalk in Stackhouse. I don’t even turn on the news in the morning, but today Jay did in another room. He likes to watch Sky News to get the world perspective. He’s tired of our media. Me too. I can see it but can’t hear it.

For those who’ve asked, I’m on day 64 of the Sierra Dress Challenge.

I called a friend yesterday whom I haven’t talked to in a very long time because I passed her house and her son is a marine. I wanted to check on her. She said that he was fine but that their hearts were breaking for all of the families who had just lost loved ones in this current situation. Then we went on to catch up. She said that they never watch the news anymore. They watch “Dr. Pohl” and think of us, because alpacas are on occasionally, and sit outside in the evening. It was great catching up with her. We discussed kids, life, our health, getting old, the food we eat, and “the shot”. All in about 40 minutes. I’m definitely going to check in on her again.

So, speaking of the media and “the shot”, why isn’t this news about an Israeli Study that uses science to prove that those with natural immunity (who may be referred to as the unvaccinated in our media) have 13x the protection against Covid, front page news instead of the news pushing for more boosters? I guess it doesn’t make money for the drug companies. In the link is the recap and within that story is a link to the study. It’s an interesting read.

Enough of that. Now that my mind is dusted off, the grand dog is due to arrive and I have to buckle down and get prepared for ArtWalk in the Park in Stackhouse tomorrow from 10 AM-6PM. I’ve been making more bowls. All sizes and natural colors.

I did make it to H. Wonder Coffee and Records for lunch and to the farmers market in town yesterday. Here are some of the tomatoes I got. The yellow ones are pineapple tomatoes and Jay agreed that they were sweet. We had them with dinner last night and he liked the taste so much that he had a second one! I even remembered to get butter at the store. My memory is coming back. Here’s our Madison. She’s a force to be reckoned with and fixed me up with the flavor of the week and a delicious piece of quiche. Don’t let that young face fool you. She’s an old soul with an acute business sense. She didn’t get a full scholarship for nothing. That’s one of Jack’s instruments in the front of the photo. They make an amazing team! We are so glad they rediscovered Johnstown and are here. Now if more of our kids did, it would really be something. These two not only talked about it, they’re doing it. They had planned this shop for elsewhere but decided on Jtown! If they had more creative control of the entire space, they’d knock you off your feet. It would really feel like an art gallery. But, they don’t. They are a space within a space controlled by others. That’s a challenge in itself. 

Ahhh the peace and quiet. Hear our neighbor’s generator? No, the power is not out. Just his. Connor has arrived and is checking out my compost.

Busy, busy day ahead! I hope you have something fun planned. We’re playing stick.
Please continue to pray for my friend Edyce and her family. It’s been almost a week since John has been gone. She needs our prayers.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!