Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles
It’s the 85th birthday of Ursula K. LeGuin, who achieved fame with her Sixties’ science-fiction novel, The Left Hand Of Darkness. Here is an excerpt from her 1983 A Left-Handed Commencement Address:
I hope you live without the need to dominate, and without the need to be dominated. I hope you are never victims, but I hope you have no power over other people…. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourished, where human beings grow human souls.
lunch and checking out the fall colours with dm and nt. sue and i saw ‘pride‘.
From Parliament Hill Elizabeth May writes, ‘Naomi Klein details the elements of seizing the opportunity created by tragedy or tumult in Shock Doctrine. The title of her new and important book on climate, This Changes Everything, is correct – the threat of the climate crisis changes everything. The shootings on Parliament Hill do not change everything.’ (tx, sh)
Speaking of everything changing, 350.org reports that ‘the 350 Pacific Climate Warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships.’
And speaking of ships, Richard Rohr writes, ‘Our secular world has almost no spiritual skills to deal with this now, so we resort to addictions, and other distractions to get us through our pain and sufferings. This does not bode well for the future of humanity. Only truly inspired souls choose to fully jump on board this ship of life and death.’ One such jumper is former palliative counselor Stephen Jenkinson. He speaks of grief and climate change.
pre-op appointment in orillia before breakfast. db and split a couple of games before supper. in the evening sue and i played scrabble.
Saturday, 2014 October 25
i’m reading leading from the emerging future: from ego-system to eco-system economies. ‘ego’ refers to the ‘siloed’ old-style of me-thinking, whereas ‘eco’ refers to the emerging new-style of inclusive we-thinking; from the related presencing institute: ‘The Presencing Institute co-creates awareness based social technologies for change makers and social innovators around the world.’ later, we watched a doc on manet.
‘Tomorrow Never Knows is the final track of the Beatles’ 1966 studio album Revolver but the first to be recorded. Credited as a Lennon–McCartney song, it was written primarily by John Lennon. The song has a vocal put through a Leslie speaker cabinet (which was normally used as a loudspeaker for a Hammond organ). Tape loops prepared by the Beatles were mixed in and out of the Indian-inspired modal backing underpinned by Ringo Starr’s constant but non-standard drum patten.’ (tx, sh)