In a dayful of amazing things

most of which I can’t blog about, I had the most amazing case of instant karma.

I found somebody’s watch in the hall on the way in to work.  I picked it up, carried it back to my apartment, put up a sign on the bulletin board with my phone number, she called me, and I took it back to her just now.

And she gave me a pint of strawberries.

And I have cream.

Elly’s journey

My friend Elly is the subject of a ten minute documentary about her recovery from bipolar illness. As I have seen her in a very bad way, and been her friend over 20 years, and I conveniently live in Vancouver, I got elected to talk a bit about the difference between then and now. Frankly, she’s not the same person, and everybody’s really happy about that, especially Elly.
Recovery from mental illness is not always possible. It is not easy to have enough insight to start working on it. Step one, take responsibility for it. Step two, learn to cope with stress and learn what your triggers are. Step three, eatrightexercisemeditate&sleep. Step four, let people into your life who support your recovery with open arms, and move away from people who don’t support your recovery – without taking on a big load of grief or guilt. Rinse. Repeat. The steps are simple. Doing it is backbreaking work. I’d like to point out the link to her website here, commercial plug.
The energy level, sincerity and professionalism of the VFS students making the film was a palpable thing – I got a contact high hanging out with them.

And one of them showed me a Youtube video he made. It was SO GOOD! I think I’ll watch it again. It’s called Making me Nervous, and the band is called Brad Sucks.

Recovering spirits

As per instructions, here is the latest reading:

Six Wands

The Hermit

The Fool

Two Swords

Four Swords

Eight Cups

The Hanged Man

Ten Swords

Ten Pentacles

Page Pentacles
A sacrifice will be demanded; the price will be paid, and willingly; the outcome is favourable.  In all matters the querent has company – every suit card is a multiple of two – and in all matters there is completion – every trump is either zero – the Fool – or a multiple of both two and three – the Hermit and the Hanged Man.  An elegant spread.