Out and About in July
Last week I had an appointment at the hospital in Chichester with a neurologist
For 11am , at 10 the 60 to Chi arrived a double deck bus and joined the single deck for Guildford .Now just before the 60 arrived I happen to ask a chap waiting, if he was going to Chi , no he answered the 70 to Guildford.
Well I got on the bus , the 70 I even saw that chap get on and it wasn’t until we pulled out and turned right instead of left that I realised I was on the wrong bus, but we were stopping because another elderly lady also got on the wrong bus .
So what’s going on ? Well I was distracted by the I pad which works at the bus stand using the Wi FI from the nearby computer shop, and on the busses connection . Now my thesis is this that when you have your head in the Internet you loose touch with reality for a few minutes. How do you explain why I missed those two clues , the Chi bus was a double decker , and I noticed the chap who wasn’t going to Chi get on the bus. My thesis is that when your contained in your own reality which isn’t distracted by particularly the internet , that instinctual voice isn’t overwhelmed by other stuff . Now this is the basis of Zycling alone . I would love to hear your comments .
I finally made it to chichester by getting on the right bus . A steady walk to the hospital staring at the pavement , but the up side is you don’t step into dog shit. As I had plenty of time and I had brought along a packed lunch , except for the joke I made when asked what I had come for . Answer , I think I’ve caught the the Smart Phone eites , which would explain my neck being in this locked position, and I’m particularly miffed as I don’t have one . It fell on deaf ears , and I’m not surprised as the world isn’t in a funny place right now.
The meal went down a treat to the accompaniment of Beatles Sergeant Pepper
Supplied by a lovely new web site I’ve come across ALP art, literature and poetry.
Meals on Wheels
I’ve been cooking with rice flour for some time now , but today i made a cheese sauce
It’s the same really , melt butter add rice flour till all absorbed, cook on low light until it breaks down , allow to cool , add milk and cauliflower water , add grated cheese
I like to put the cauliflower on a bed of brown basmati rice , mask over the sauce , it should be not too thick , add Grated cheese on top and grill . When you cook the
cauliflower I like to add celery cut up
Posting on my Timeline on Facebook
At the moment I’m still posting stuff on FB I’m trying to ration my time as you can spend too much and loose touch with reality.
I recently had a long phone chat with my brother who lives in Wales , and he mentioned that a friend of his who moved to Australia, is a keen reader of my FB Timeline . So even though I get so few comments it doesn’t mean that nobody is looking . Sometimes I wonder if I’ve been a bit hard on people when I post psychological stuff like the Groupthink and Projection stuff . After all I’ve been on numerous encounter groups and completed an Advanced counselling diploma , so I’m unlikely to be phased out by confrontation.
But those of you who won’t go there ,( the Facebook ) I’m putting stuff on this monthly post that is primary for Zycling
So here’s a wonderful clip from the past where the pair really show their love for each other , which apparently is rare in comedy duos
I’m following this amazing families https://inmagicland.com/2020/06/viewpoint-beach/
The meditation Hut
A couple of years ago I was handed a small sculpture of a old religious Jew , by a friend at the monastery. I wondered what to do with it and feeling mildly embarrassed. Now it sits proudly with the flowers , candle and incense on the shelf . How do you explain this ? How much shame we carry usually about things that we don’t really understand. That old Jew could have been a Kabalah scholar , which isn’t that far away from Buddhist teachings. I did do a day course , but it is in the preserve of Hasidic Jews and I’m not really ready for such an adventure. So I opted for Buddhism which I had been practicing for some time , Californian type , don’t worry I’m just being a bit facetious.
But the resistance to embrace my historical wisdom has always been there.
It’s often described as Jew…ish . When I had the Three Rooms Vegetarian Cafe , one of my regulars was an Orthodox Jew , wore the clothing , and he would come into the kitchen to chat . He was never pushy but he would have loved for me to join up. I was newly married and had stopped meditating, and my Wife was a Quaker , we had a Quaker ceremony, even attended Sunday meeting sometimes, completely the wrong time . Timing is everything in life .
It’s not as if when my marriage dissolved, I didn’t pursue my Jewish roots once more . I joined the London based. J S G , the Jewish socialist Group whose meeting were very stimulating, but to be honest I was looking for another mate.
Then I heard about an .intense group therapy at the Steinberg Centre led by an American radical rabbi , whose hope was to get these wandering Jews back to the fold .
This was a game changer as after the weekend I realised that it wasn’t Jew deism that I was looking for , and I sold up and moved to West Sussex to be near Chithurst Buddhist monastery, and that was 20 years ago . As I’m over 80 now and fairly happy with myself it’s very unlikely that I’ll partner up again .
Someone shared this wonderful song and video https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=2AMMb9CiScI
Yesterday I had a visit from a replacement of the bus driver who dropped out.
He’s a charming Irishman , a trainee golf pro . He came with his hilarious girlfriend . Her background would make you hair curl. Chinese and adopted by a wealthy Irish women , but she recently found out that she had been sold as a baby ( one child policy) and she’s recently been in touch with her sister .
And my old room , I moved downstairs in part of the lounge , though I also can sleep in the meditation Kuti , well it’s been taken over by a lady who would like to remain anonymous. So it’s a full house .
I’ve finally stopped being busy in the house and garden and settled down to reading a book that was recommended; A People’s History of the United States , by Howard. Zinn , Its wonderful right from the start , the perfect antidote to playing on FB as much fun as that is , but it doesn’t stay with you , even my own clever remarks , they become light and shallow to be blown away with a passing breeze .
Well as August looms through the current heat wave , I’m sleeping in the Kuti
As it’s cooler . I haven’t seen my grandchild for ages , in fact I’m feeling a bit lonely , not a very often feeling for me . I’ve even been fantasying about a partner. I’m surrounded with lovely e bikes , that with my droopy neck I’m unable to ride . The garden looks lovely , the grapes are beginning to ripen but there isn’t really anyone to share it all with . I suspect my marriage failed because we didn’t have enough to share , amongst other things . I suspect I’m still posting on FB for that reason. And when I see a name occurring a lot that likes a post , there I go again . Well it’s better than nothing , so talk to you again next month. PLG Tony
Ps I’ve just got in from a slow trike ride , I set the power to 3 there are 5 settings and it’ll keep to 10mph with a gentle peddle , on quiet back roads in 32 heat it’s sublime. No balancing , stop to observe birds or chat or other walkers .
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