2/1/09

I have to tell you something...when you dies, your stuffs will be worthless to yous.


Sometimes estate sales can blow your mind. Sometimes they are extremely boring. Sometimes they smell bad, and you can't even figure out why, but it smells like a dog is peeing up your nostrils and the wallpaper is peeling off the walls, and there is a giant pool in the backyard with no water in it and things growing out of the drains. There are people who do not ever get rid of any of their possessions. I have to tell you something...when you dies, your stuffs will be worthless to yous.
Sometimes I will be at a sale for 30 minutes before I even notice the raddest stuff there. For example, I was at this one woman's house who had a bunch of crappy clothes and random junk--most of it was gone because I got there pretty late--nothing really seemed to make sense together. You know when you go to these things usually you can see one room and pretty much predict what's going to be in all the others. This ladies stuff was all messed up though. Someone had taken her clothes and shoes and belts and put them in the bathroom. The furniture was all switched around. It was really hard to get a good sorting rhythm going. I couldn't focus. So that's why I passed over her book collection a few times before I really got to looking at the titles and noticed that this woman had some serious shit going on in her head. I think she had like every religious text you can imagine. She had all these self-help books. Books on dieting, yoga, self-hypnosis, and color therapy. Books on medicinal herbs, pyramid power, psychic healers, and the power of your subconscious. Grow Rich While You Sleep. The Expansion of Awareness. Nature Thoughts. The Third Force. Psycho Cybernetics. Stories the Feet Can Tell Through Reflexology. The Third Eye. The Wisdom of Insecurity. Back to Eden. The Cure is in the Cupboard. The Contemplative Life. From Onions to Pearls. Lessons in Truth. Divining the Primary Sense. Windows of Light. Magic Mind Power. The Secret Life of Plants. You, Too, Can be Prosperous. And perhaps my two very favorites, Key to Yourself, and The Door of Everything. That is not even close to a complete list. Sometimes when I come across things like this, things that I know the person would be embarrassed about just anyone seeing--their weird self-help library, or their drawers and drawers full of make-up and beauty products, hair dye, wigs, etc., or their underwear and lingerie--I feel kind of bad. I bought almost all of her books. The lady made all kinds of notes everywhere in them. I tried to hypnotize myself, but I don't think I have the patience for it. I also tried color breathing, but I don't really understand how to do it. "[...]decide on a shade of pink; the exact shade is not too important except that it should be a light, rosy and radiant, effervescent pink, not dull or inert looking. You may wish to think of it as pink champagne or a soft pink fire. Take several breaths of this color from anywhere out in front of you for a warm-up. Now breathe in the pink air, this time directing it toward the problem area. Hold your breath while visualizing the area as you want it to be." See what I mean? It's just not explained very well I don't think. If you try it, let me know if it works for you. And if any of the above listed titles strike your fancy, let me know, we might be able to work something out.
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1 comment:

briointeriordesign said...

I always breathe in color... that woman sounds beautiful. <3