Today my tea ceremony school celebrated hastugama ("first kettle"), which is a bit like the tea ceremony analog to Imbolc. Pictured here is the traditional display of rice, charcoal, abalone, persimmons, and a special kind of tangerine. In the alcove are early-bud willow branches. The scroll says "Today is a day to be liked."
@epilanthanomai We did agree on 7:00 PM for the Monday meetup, yes?
OMG! @Lord_Bun is none other than the wild-and-wonderful WILLIAM HOOPER! OMG! 🤗
left-wing memery long predates gritty: "The Anarchist trade unions have adopted Popeye as their own pet mascot. . . . Everywhere they sell pins, scarves and statues of Popeye waving an anarchist flag of black and red. Betty Boop is also much in favor among the Anarchists, but Mickey Mouse, who is the idol of the people, is so popular that [it] is necessary that he be non-partisan." - Lois Orr, as quoted in "Spain in our Hearts"
I needed this reminder today. Maybe you do, too?
Nearly every time I think someone is mad at me, they're actually frustrated by something, or annoyed with themselves, or feeling defensive or embarrassed.
Most people genuinely don't get angry that often. Those who do? It's something for them to work on, not you. It's okay to stay soft.
Happy new year to everyone at #signsandcodes ! Want to build our little safe corner of social media by bringing on some friends and loved ones? DM me for an invite code!
Culture is full of examples of schizophrenic art and writing, but this may be the only case of a person suffering schizophrenia producing a major corpus of systems software.
To everyone at #signsandcodes I hope you are having a wonderful festive season and are ready to take on 2019 like Gritty takes on a penalty box.
Uhm...this is not generally a good sign.
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