I had an incredible day two nights ago where I experienced much of what I have learned on my pilgrimage via feedback through the body as opposed to the mind. The kinds of things I learned were how we are all inter-connected; the idea of separateness versus togetherness; the quality and nature of the essence of life; the flow of intent, action, result, and how we all develop along the way; and the true scope of the idea of the framing of right and wrong / optimal and sub-optimal.
Poutine, Canada's favorite dish! French fries drenched in brown gravy topped with cheese curds. In this case there are four cheeses. Some melted some not. I ate this twice since crossing into Canada. First time was with my friend, Barbara at Costco last month; and now today at a place called Poutine en Folie.
So tonight it is going to snow. Wow, I managed to see three days of Montreal without the presence of THE SLUUUUUDGE. So when it snows, there is this grey snow that pervades the middle of where people traverse, and where people drive their vehicles.
No matter how cold it is, this sludge is always semi liquid or liquid. It gets everywhere, on top of white snow, on people's footwear and leg-pants, being sludge-splashed all over the place as cars race through them, and on all sides of all vehicles, including buses, whose windows are often not visible! It even invades the indoors, where when you come inside and take your boots off, it drips into the drip pans that EVERYONE sets aside for your footwear to rest on, or if it is a store, it populates the first 30 or so square feet of the floorspace. Even after it dries off your footwear, it STILL stays there as a dry, powdery grey film that guiltily marks you in order to give you a constant reminder of its DOMINANCE.
Whenever I walk on the streets, I would imagine the grey snow as one big giant slime organism, laying dormant until it has covered the world with its essence, and rise up and devour all who dwell upon in some sticky purgatory. You can slice it with various sharp implements; separate it with tires and footwear; smear it into the ground like an unwanted pest; dry it with blasts of dry frozen air; or sunder it with the intensity of the sun; it remains, ever-present, will always come back together to reform and regroup, and keep going on its indomitable path towards complete and utter world dominance.
It is more of a threat from the fictional liquid Terminator T-1000 from the second science fiction titular movie. As you see, it doesn't use overt violence or guile like the T-1000; nor does it use social engineering to fool you into complacency, then strikes. No, no, no! Its quiet, unassuming in the most obvious ways, but it is there. It is there when you gaze upon it. It is there in your dreams. It is there to vex you as you contemplate the cleanliness of your vehicle. WORLD DOMINATION. No horror movie can capture the full magnificence of its intended emotion; nor properly be made a satire to comfort us in our hour of need.
Yes, my imagination runs wild here; and I do this to amuse myself and to play with the variety of wordplay.
When I started on my pilgrimage, I left a lot of stuff behind, including my treasured recipe book. I started it when I was a teenager as my mother taught me 3 recipes from Vietnamese cuisine (and the most laborious ones too!), and have added my own recipes, many tweaks, many experiments to it over the years until it spanned 2 3-inch binders overstuffed full of covered pages, and sticky notes, sticking out. So I am starting over with a digital version, and how else to do it other than a place where it is GUARANTEED to survive all companies, nuclear holocaust, politics, ascension day, etc. I also think recipes are meant to be shared!
So check out the Recipes section and enjoy!
Hi! My name is Peter Trinh, and I started a spiritual journey in the latter half of September of 2013. I plan to travel across the United States of America, and beyond! I am chronicling this on this website, and I hope you enjoy it!
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