I am so tired of being tired.
I decided to make my own vegan ice cream because the ones on the market right now are too sweet… and because I like ice cream. Disclaimer: I am not actually a vegan.
CINNAMON VANILLA COCONUT ICE CREAM
3 1/3 cups coconut milk (two cans)
3 TBSP coconut nectar (liquid)
4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 TBSP ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
Combine ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Mix in an ice cream maker per the instructions of the ice cream maker. Store in freezer. Yay! Ice cream!
Note: this is a slightly sweet, very cinnamony recipe.
After non-dual knowledge dawns, God and all else vanish into nothing. Mother-in the end my Mother pervades the whole universe. Everything becomes one. This is the simple truth.
This morning, my friend Eric asked me if I have a news years resolution. (Actually someone asked me for the first time the other night at a New Year’s Eve party, but he didn’t stick around to hear my answer when I told him that we had met before but he didn’t remember because he had been really drunk at the time).
Well, at first I thought I didn’t have a news years resolution… I kind of never really do.
But then I actually thought about, and realized that yes, I do have one.
That being said, I am always quietly setting goals to better myself and the way I interact with the world, and this is different only in that I am actually talking about it.
The other day, while I was making a parody collage of a Time Magazine cover for my own enjoyment, I had a realization of all the useful things I could be doing to better my life during that time, instead of pasting an American Spirit cigarette into Abraham Lincoln’s mouth.
So I decided to finish the collage, while resolving to start making better use of my time: to use my time pursuing things that will make my life more fulfilling, and inevitably seek to spread happiness to humanity (i.e. start with some volunteering, among other things).
Honestly, I’m probably still going to collage Time Magazine covers for my own enjoyment… Just not at 4:30 AM when the obvious choice is to go to sleep.
So what’s your New year’s resolution? What’s the goal you just happened to make at the turn of the year?
THE HURRICANE MIND
The gentle vibration of spring,
so easy to feign, if only for a moment.
The mind floats on infinity,
like the sound of a single
drop of water into a puddle.
But seasons change,
and what was once a tranquil shower,
quickly becomes a hurricane.
The quiet mind echoes
the cacophony of its surroundings.
And though anyone can be a monk
in the silence of a hermitage in spring,
few can keep their feet on the ground
once the hurricane comes.
Copyright 2013 Kelley Cosgrove
An unrelated eerie whimsy.
This is another song from “Misadventures in Wonderland” that I just finished re-recording. It’s called “The Best Way To Kill A Lobster,” and it is a little bit darker than the first one. This is about the pain of madness—whether brought on by biological processes, drugs, or life circumstances. Another theme that pervades this song is the desire to be truly understood by another human being (“You see me”), even despite your faults and madnesses.
By the way, the best way to kill a lobster is to take a big knife and cut it’s head in half length-wise, in case you were wondering. 2/37.