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

- Jake Kotze

August 12, 2018

Synching in the Submarine?

A yellow submarine painted on a Byron Bay substation
On the Thursday that I was down in Byron Bay walking around the streets I came across a yellow submarine painted on an electrical substation and of course the first thing that sprang to my mind was 'The Beatles' song 'Yellow Submarine'.
'Yellow Submarine' was released as a single on August 5th, 1966, which of course was the day just before -
Hiroshima Day: August 6th and Fold Your Weapons?
I was staying in Byron Bay for that weekend because I was attending three days of the Byron Writers Festival.
I was also on my way to browse the books in
'The Book Room Collective' bookstore in Byron Bay and realized The Beatles single released before 'Yellow Submarine' was
'Paperback Writer'.
The Byron Bay solar powered train
Before I stumbled across the yellow submarine painted on the electrical substation while on my walk through the streets of Byron Bay I had already been on a ride on the world's first solar powered train, so the ways we use energy was also on my mind at the time.
On Board the Byron Bay World's First Solar Powered Train?
I had also just spent time lounging around on the beach under the sun and trees listening to Karuah singing his magical soothing songs before I set off on my walk -
The Shamanic Artists of Byron Bay: The Medicine of Karuah and Sean O'Shea
So when I saw the yellow submarine on the substation it also brought to mind the submarine from the movie 'On the Beach', which I had written about earlier this year having watched the movie and read the book for the first time this year -
Blue October?-)
And of course I couldn't help thinking whether movies and books like 'On the Beach' had really taught us anything with all of the sabre-rattling about nuclear submarines going on now in the news.
Oddly, one of the books I would buy in the bookshop on Thursday after seeing the painted yellow submarine was Matt Haig's book 'Notes on a Nervous Planet'.
And on Friday I would see Matt Haig being interviewed by Sarah Kanowski and then buy his other book 'Reasons to Stay Alive'.
Matt Haig being interviewed by Sarah Kanowski Friday at the BWF
On the way back to my motel room on Thursday evening I stopped into the Bayger burger joint and did my part for the planet and bought a 'Tree Hugger' veggie burger.
On the wall of the burger joint was this poster above and my number they gave me for my burger order was #86.
I found this amusing as to 86 something is to get rid of it, or kill it.
Also that Monday after the BWF was going to be August 6th (Hiroshima Day) and the North Americans write the date as 8/6.
That Lego advert above just makes me think that there is too much plastic floating in our oceans.
Probably a good reminder to stop trying to 86 the little blue planet we all live on, as well.
Then today as I'm writing up this post I see the above
story in the news about a yellow submarine.
We may not all live in a yellow submarine, but we all do live on a fragile blue planet no matter which town we were born in and now live in.
A one person yellow submarine?-)
"Jules Verne wrote of the "Living Infinite".
This is the world of love and emotion that is like a 'sea'.
If we can submerge ourselves in it, we find infinity in ourselves, and the space we need to survive"
Matt Haig from his book 'Reasons to Stay Alive'.


Delorus said...

Lake st.Claire about 4 hrs from me here in Leelanau county Michigan. border of Canada. I too have bays, fresh water. did you like the books? my favorite book in the last year or so- white trash- the 400 year history of class in America. your fast food prices are about the same as my summer resort prices unitwise.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

I'm only halfway through Matt's 'Reasons to Stay Alive', which I guess gives me a reason to stay alive until I at least finish reading it;-)
I haven't started his other book yet.
I have read the Sarah Sentilles book 'Draw Your Weapons' earlier this year from when I met her in Brisbane and that is one of the best books that I have read all year.
I deleted your repeat comments by the way Delorus and should let you know that all comments to my blog await moderation until I read them and post them, just so I don't get spammers putting comments on my blog.
So if you don't see your comments go up straight away,that's why.
Unless of course I just don't like the comment or find it offensive, in which case I wouldn't post it, but that's pretty rare.

Delorus said...

cool. my phone jumped to the Google page after I hit post and I didn't know if my cheap Samsung and monthly at&t plan dissappeared my comment. technology and me are not comfortable companions.