Saturday, January 27, 2007


THE BLUE WATER OF OUR POOL IN COSTA RICA-during my bluest moments on our last trip this was my respite and solace.

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

With the Dali Lama also being a blue I am in very good company indeed.

Your Life Path Number is 5

Your purpose in life is to life freely and collect experiences.

You love life - new adventures, new people, new ideas.

You are very curious, and you crave novelty in all forms.

You tend to make friends easily, and you enjoy the company of all types of people.

In love, you are fun and even a bit intoxicating. But you won't stick around for long.

You are impulsive and spontaneous - which sometimes leads you to do things you regret.

Sometimes you can be overindulgent with food, sex, or drugs.

You have many talents, so many that you are often scattered and unfocused.

Much of this is definitely right on.
Scattered and unfocused is definitely an understatement. There is so much running around in my head that I end up not doing any of it. Often I do have to tell myself (out loud) to simply focus.Otherwise nothing would get done.

I do not agree that I don't stick around too long in relationships.And if a relationship does end I desire the friendship to remain.
The fun and intoxicating part I do want to believe, however.

Impulsive and spontaneous- yes, unfortunately. I sometimes jump right into a situation without thinking it through clearly. I'll deal with the consequences later.

Living freely is a life-long goal of mine- and always has been. I do crave new experiences and can get quite bored without them.
And I like nothing more than meeting new and "offbeat" people.


Blue floats and hovers
it never comes to rest
its scent is distant bonfires
its touch moth-breath

Blue is man-child
with spiritual eyes
a stranger in a room
who isn't one
soft down on upper lip
felt without touch

it is dreaming at night
of what is not and cannot be
it is gauze-vision

it is a shaky signature
on a typewritten page
seen through mist

Blue is pain that is borne alone

it is quena music
bone-notes quavering over absent flesh
in death worship

yawns are for want of blue
and partially for having it

Blue is pigeons
and siamese cats
and snow shadows
it is for ever

it is ten billion spindles
weaving blue fabric endlessly

it is the certain

Philippa Lane


Smalltown RN said...

I really like how you took those topics and applied them to your life and took time to analize your life....we should all do that every once in awhile.

Happy Monday!

Elaine said...

Hi Gewels - Thank you for visiting my place, South by West, and saying nice things. :) I really enjoyed seeing all this blue on your site today - actually, on the way to work I was remembering a photo I took of the water at Bosque del Apache - and I love the poem.

As for numerology, I've always found it to be rather on the mark, so to speak. I already knew my life path number was a 9 - the interesting thing is that this year is also a #9 personal year, which might account for some of my angst! (That's the end of a cycle, the year where you let go of what is unnecessary in your life.)

The #9 Life Path:

"Your purpose in life is to make the world better.

You are very socially conscious and a total idealist. You think there are many things wrong with the world, and you want to fix them.
You have a big idea of how the world could be, and you'll sacrifice almost anything to work towards this dream.

In love, you can easily see the beauty in someone else. And you never cling too tightly.

You are capable of great love, but it's hard for you to focus your love on one person or relationship.
You have a lot of outward focus, and you tend to blame the world for your failures. You are often disappointed by the realities of life - it's hard for you to accept the shortcomings of the world."

I'd have to add to this, though, that it's hard for me to accept my own shortcomings!

In any case, thank you for posting that photo and the poem, and for reminding me that blue can be good.

Wishing you a great day!

Elaine said...

By the way, did you read Lane's poem Purple? Strong stuff.