Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Blue Moon Year of the Arrow

I am dubbing this once in a blue moon full moon New Year--which begins with ten-foot tall blue people with tails (as Mihku calls them!) saving their planet from techno-military-industrialization with arrows--the New Year of the Arrow.

Inside me and in those around me, I am finding strengthened clarity of purpose and claiming of agency as 2010 begins to begin. May your arrows this year fly with a minimum of confusion, straight from the center to their intended homes.

It is still early in this world, do you hear me
The beasts have not been tamed, do you hear me
My spilled blood and the pointed, do you hear me
Like a ram running the skies
Snapping the stars' branches, do you hear me
It's me, do you hear me
I love you, do you hear me

--Odysseus Elytis, from The Monogram, trans. Olga Broumas

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Avatar and the Goddess

When Glen, the kids, and I arrived at Cinemagick to wait in line for a computer to print our pre-bought tickets to James Cameron's Avatar, the show was already sold out—like every showing since it opened. It was probably even worse because we’d decided to splurge 2 more bucks per ticket to see the Imax

Friday, December 25, 2009