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The Seven Threads

The Seven Threads

The Seven Threads As a nearly lifelong experiencer of mental illness I have tried any number of therapeutic approaches to wellness and life design that had been informed by college level study, the obsession of any true...

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Libraries

The SoothSayer Recommends:
Your local library is a treasure hidden in plain sight. I have been in a passionate love affair with my local library ever since I got my first borrowers’ card at the tender youthful age of six. Then, just now, I am a frequent visitor. I have borrowed every form of media that the library had to offer. Books, DVDs, Music, Audio books and now even eBooks there is something there for everyone. My local library offers classes on topics from Facebook basics to crochet. You can meet with the adult coloring group or join a mystery readers book club. As a young student I became familiar the amazing staff at the reference desk and the special room dedicated to all things local history.
One of the best things for me as a child is that there were no bullies at the library. I was always and odd, and bookish, duck. The library was a safe place for a word nerd such as myself. I would spend hours at the library and was always made to feel welcome. I can still recall the trip my father and took the venerated reference desk for assistance with locating the paperwork for my first copyright application. While I am sure she has forgotten me I’ll never forget the help and encouragement she offered at the time. Telling me I was the youngest person she had encountered asking about copyright law.
My library has expanded over time, sprouting the kids only section in newly constructed 2nd floor, a book sale room in a remodeled basement, computer lab fund by the Bill and Melinda gate foundation and no less than 3 AV ready meeting rooms free to all members. When my grandmother passed I mentioned it to the staff and they sent my Aunt, who visits at least 3-4 days a week and has for over 20 years a condolence card. This is the kind of community available for free or with any luck the occasional donation at your local library.
I know some libraries are struggling but if you have one nearby stop by for a visit. If it seems lacking maybe donate a small amount, or book they can lend, or sell or your time. Think about it as no risk investment. I still get a kick out finding books I donated in high school still in circulation on the shelves.
Word Nerds of the World Unite! Support your local Library.
Summary:
Recommendation: Libraries
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Rating: 7 of 7 Delphi
Get It: A library is recommended for all audiences.
Difficulty: All ages.
Maturity: See your local librarian for sag guidance.
Skip It: If you happen to be dead?
Overall: Must visit for all manner of humans and service aninmals.

The Seven Threads

The Seven Threads
As a nearly lifelong experiencer of mental illness I have tried any number of therapeutic approaches to wellness and life design that had been informed by college level study, the obsession of any true autodidactic and personal experience. Through all this I find myself drawn to imagery of braiding and weaving. With an eye to sacred numbers I find myself envisioning a weaver building a tapestry with seven threads. The threads are like the child’s rainbow; R.O.Y. G. B.I.V.; varying in not only in color but in texture. I can see the weaver working the loom to craft a picture of my ideal life.
I find this image coming back to me again and again and again. Sometimes it’s a tapestry. Sometimes it’s a seven-strand rope, a life line. Other times it my wife’s long hair in a seven-part braid. Always seven. Which I admit lends itself to my minor obsession with natural prime numbers. I have not books filled thoughts and ideas on the subject and even considered modifying my higher education pursuits to accommodate those thoughts. Admittedly, possibly a fool’s errand or at least an obsessive’s one. That said; I thought I would share my thoughts, disparate as they are. Surprisingly, this an activity that people in my life are encouraging this endeavor. So here are the broad strokes of what I call my Seven Threads.
Psychological: What are thinking?
Emotional: How are you Feeling?
Spiritual: What expands your being?
Relationships: Who do love?
Altruism: How are you kind?
Physical: How is your body?
Recreation: How do have fun?
There are many ways in which elements overlap and I hope to explore those overlaps in more detail as time goes on. In the meantime; I’ll start at top of the list and work my down in future posts.
 
 

TDQ Writing Prompts #1-7

TDQ Writing Prompt #1
First line: As I watched it burn, I began to wonder if I had gone to far.
Last line: My mother always told me hindsight was 20/20.

TDQ Writing Prompt #2
I awoke in the coffin I had built for myself and been using as a coffee table.

TDQ Writing Prompt #3
Write a limerick that ends with the word omen.

TDQ Writing Prompt #4
Write a Haiku about your favorite food.

TDQ Writing Prompt #5
Stream of consciousness writing, of internal monologue while waiting for a text response for 5 minutes.

TDQ Writing Prompt #6
First Line and Last “And another thing…”

TDQ Writing Prompt #7
Create a new mythological or paranormal creature complete with origin story.

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