Calm Energy: I canceled my plans for this afternoon and tonight so I can go home, walk to the library at a slow pace, and go back home to curl up on the couch. BUT, I took a sleeping pill last night and slept for 8 hours straight! That hasn’t happened in a loooong time! It would have been 7 hours if I hadn’t forgotten my cellphone in the living room when I went to bed. Wow. 8 hours. I had forgotten it was possible.
Oakland is fairly tense right now. Helicopter sounds all day and night and sirens most nights and tons of police presence all over the city, most of it not OPD, at least in my area. This is such a beautiful city, full of beautiful, passionate people. I’m proud of those who are standing up to injustice and I worry for their safety. I’m disappointed in Mayor Quan and wouldn’t even look at an OPD officer right now. They are definitely running hot and defensive. None of it leads to calm, but there is definitely energy aplenty! I was wired to the gills last night. Thank god for sleep meds.
Creativity: Something is coming out of this stillness and darkness. I can feel it forming itself inside me. Nothing to do but incubate.
Social: Screw social right now. I need alone time and to listen to myself.
Nothing: I would benefit from more meditation. Maybe on my walk to the library and back.