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Quite the most interesting diary in some while...

I am not sure that gender is a real factor, but it is illuminating that so many good diaries seem to come, these days, from the distaff side of our membership. At any rate it would fit with my theory that the planet should become more matriarchal in order to survive.

Yin/Yang anybody?

Distaff BTW is a tool used in spinning. A rich analogy full of binding threads.

Oh, and now I check Wikipedia: In Norse mythology the Goddess Frigg spins clouds from her bejeweled distaff in the Norse constellation known as Frigg's Spinning Wheel.

Too friggin right...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 9th, 2007 at 06:05:40 PM EST
At any rate it would fit with my theory that the planet should become more matriarchal in order to survive.

A friend of mine recently proposed the same theory.

"There's too much of this," he said, shoving out his arm, fist clenched.

He also proposed re-introducing a goddess.  Coming from Egypt, he suggested Isis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis

Turns out there's a fellowship of Isis.  Here's an interview with the almost-ninety-year-old co-founder.  To me, she sounds like a female Tony Benn.

A quote from the video:

Interviewer: If you could say one thing to everybody whose watching this, what would you say?

Olivia Robertson: One thing?  I'd say sharing.  We're all "I", and you don't want to self-sacrifice, give yourself up.  You are individual, you matter, but for goodness sake look out.  All you can see is the tip of your own nose.  I can't see my back, I can only see my feet, but I can look at you.  That's the secret really.  Look out--then you can see yourself.  Your real self.




Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Feb 10th, 2007 at 03:07:49 AM EST
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frigg's spinning wheel....

it's all right there, innit?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Feb 11th, 2007 at 02:43:25 PM EST
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