Wednesday, June 06, 2007

how I raise my vibes At last, a meme I can get behind. Five things that I do to raise my vibration, intentionally -- sponsored by OptimistLab. Here goes: 1) Music. Just the first few bars of a song can get my out of my chair and dancing, if not literally, than figuratively, or at least shimmying in my car. And not just any old music. I am a child of the late 60s, 70s and early 80s - that's when my musical tastes were caste. There is a certain combination of rhythm, bass, chord progression, and unabashed joy on the part of the performer/songwriter/lyricist that has to be met. Otherwise I can be annoyed, irritated, unsatisfied. I'd say an easy jump of seven or eight steps on the emotional scale, easy, with this one. The latest inspiration to hit my cd player is KT Tunstall. 2) Cooking. I didn't really appreciate this fine art until I was 30 years old and started experimenting with the recipes in the Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook that was given to me as a gift. The act itself is a meditation. The gathering of ingredients a delight. Invoking flavors and aromas from previously separate and distinct forms of food pure alchemy. And when certain flavors hit my taste buds, well, there are many people on this planet on several continents who can attest to the galvanizing effect it has me. Right now there are spices commingling in my refrigerator that can cause fireworks. 3) Humor. The kind that makes me laugh out loud in its preposterousness, in its ridiculousness, in its brashness, in its outlandishness, in its childlike celebration of the human condition. Not slapstick, and not at anyone's expense. Just a joy-induced recognition that we are in this together and oh-my-god-how-funny-was-that?! 4) Movies. Like Dave Chapelle's Block...

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