" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 31, 2018

Milk and Honey: Is the Glass Half Calm?

Just bee yourself?-)
Rupi Kaur 
I bought Rupi Kaur's book of poetry 'milk and honey' after listening to a 'Balanced Blonde' podcast where Jordon states how she is into writing and reading poetry.
Jordan didn't mention Rupi's book and I have no idea if Jordan has ever read it, because she only mentioned that she wanted to get into Edgar Allan Poe's poetry.
Oddly enough, I had purchased the complete tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe the week before I listened to the podcast.
Is the glass half full/calm?
Jordan was starting a water fast in that podcast too, ironically.
I've written a few other posts about listening to that particular 'Balanced Blonde' podcast and others, as well -
Say Sheese?
I must admit that sometimes these podcasts of the 'Balanced Blonde''s are just a little too sickly sweet for my ears, but I like the direction Jordan seems to be heading in on her travels.
Sugar-Free(dom) and the Monkey Mind?
A woman vomiting what looked to me like
(Curious Affection GOMA)
Patricia Piccinini looking up at Trumpenstein
May 19th,
2018 at GOMA
Patricia Piccinini at GOMA May 19th, 2018
Not long after listening to the Balanced Blonde podcast where Jordan talks about modern poetry I was in a bookstore looking for a cheap copy of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', because I was attending a couple of lectures about the novel at GOMA soon, but the bookstore didn't have the copy I was after.
But on the shelf in that same bookshop I saw the cover of the book 'milk and honey' and the two bees (or not two bees?-) caught my attention and I picked it up and flicked through the pages.
As much as I liked the poems I read in the book, it was the ink scribble art that really drew me (pardon the pun) to purchase the book.
Particularly the wave of water in the glass for some reason.
2018 and that Sinking/Synching Feeling?
I also noticed when I was looking for images from 'milk and honey' for this post that a lot of young women are getting tattoos based on Rupi's scribbles, so they do seem to strike a deep resonate cord in the 'collective unconsciousness' of these young people ... as well as a few old people like myself:-)
I don't think that I'll be inking my skin with Rupi's drawings though, as much as I do like them.
I don't know if I would have picked up a book on modern poetry if I hadn't heard Jordan talking about Poe and the healing power of poetry in her podcast, or if the 'Frankenstein' book that I was after was there on the shelf, but such is life when you go with the flow ... even if it is just in a glass of turbulent water that I can't figure out if it is half full/half calm, or not.
Cheers to Jordan and Rupi for turning my eyes to poetry, both pen and ink form.
Just bee yourself
Ironically though, 'milk and honey' isn't a Vegan friendly title, is it Jordan?-)
Half milk and half honey?

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