All I'm asking, New Yorkers, is that you either honestly document the city, including the trash bags that get buried for months under the snow when the blizzard hits, or quit clogging up my feed with propaganda.
We will always be miserable if we're doing things against our nature. We will always feel off if the requirements of our daily life don't match how we want and need to expend energy. And, when we find cycles of life that best match who we truly are, we can always show our our colors.
Each season brings incredible opportunity and benefit to our love lives. The challenges arise when we try to go against life's normal rhythms and force ourselves to do something that is out of energetic alignment.
The "Jewish summer" encourages us to rid ourselves of the fantasy that life's blessings, such as peace and happiness, can be found outside. We ought to re-focus on who we truly are, and what our personal mission statements ought to be.
We are not in complete control but we are agents of change. It is important for each of us to examine our goals and our gods to see how they shape us and compel or impede our mutual accountability and care for our common earth. The seasons turn for us all.
Yes, this year's Spring is shaping up to be quite a spectacle, quite a spectacle indeed. It was just confirmed yesterday that Mother Nature will be returning as host, thus marking her 4.54 billionth consecutive turn as Master of Ceremonies.
What is it about season changes that we long for? Sure the new growth and fresh start of Spring excites us after a long winter. But so too do the crack of the baseball bat and hot summer nights, or the crispness of fall mornings.
One of my favorite books about summer and its rites and rituals is Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I highly recommend it, no matter if you are, like me, ending summer or if you are in a part of the world where summer and its joys are looming.
Creating an accurate and practical calendar is an astonishingly complicated challenge, which has plagued our calendrical tendencies since people first attempted to create some logical and consistent order for themselves from a universe that can be so chaotic and confusing in its complexity.