As Cryptic Burro has been silent, other than leaving notes on I LOVE YOU RAIN!!’s wall that remain unanswered, I thought we’d check in with some of the other goddesses in their own hive mind.
Jena la Flamme attended a “mistressmind” retreat in San Francisco with the usual suspects – Shanti, Jennifer Russell, Annie Tralala, Misha Noodley – and came home so invigorated that she made more pointless headgear:
Our crowns symbolize the fertility of Spring, not only as in literal biological reproduction, but also as reinvention, rejuvenation, and creative refreshment.
We made them by hand, with natural materials and a little wire and floral tape. My first attempts fell apart and humbly I persisted until I found a willing method and size.
By wearing these crowns we remind ourselves that we are queens and kings of our own existence. Our crowns are a call to walk with courage, dignity and healthy pride.
#pleasurableliving #pleasurablenature #pleasurablestyle #springtime #jenalaflamme #eroticinnocence #somethimgiswakingup
What a pointless existence!
Meanwhile, over in Nishaville, she felt – brace yourself! – low self-esteem:
I called my friend Kavita yesterday afternoon and said “I’m having a low self-esteem day.”
She listened; I talked. She talked; I listened. We shared the ways we were each feeling strong and connected, and the ways we were each feeling fragile and disconnected.
Through connecting with each other, everything softened into love, and we connected more deeply to ourselves.
Giving ourselves the listening, love and compassion we need is the ultimate. And, sometimes we remember the essential truth of love more quickly
through the listening, love and compassion of another.
We forgive ourselves.
We make amends.
We send love in every direction.
And we remember…
I am easy to love.
We are all easy to love.
Because we are love.
And love loves love.
Can this woman go to the greg damn bathroom by herself? I will never understand why some of you cut her any slack.
Finally, Ali Shanti returned from mistressmind and went to Arizona for an Edenic Transcendence retreat, where she and Colby Collins no doubt hustled more woo newbies into the sheets. When Ali finally returned to Boulder, she experienced DEEP THOUGHTS about motherhood. Maybe that poor kid will break away yet from the old raunch?
I was really resistant to the idea of my kid getting a job. I had this idea that I wanted her to get started on the entrepreneur path ASAP.
I had started working at restaurant jobs at 14 and didn’t come to entrepreneurship (reluctantly) until after law school and a few years of practice.
I thought she could learn from me, skip the job route and go straight into business and get a huge head start.
But she wanted the job, perhaps in rebellion to my wishes for her to start a business (individuation is so important).
So she went out and found one at the local bagel shop.
And it’s so good.
I’m remembering that there is a huge value to the experience of minimum wage/restaurant jobs.
She’ll come to entrepreneurship, if she does, with a far broader spectrum of experience.
And she’s already started to consider how she can make more money, seeing that minimum wage isn’t enough to live on.
Her creativity and motivation is sparked to a far greater degree than it was when I was overly encouraging and supporting her to explore business ideas without having had the experience of the $300 paycheck for two weeks of nearly full time work.
Remember when you were an actual attorney, Ali, and weren’t on the grift? Maybe you can leave your daughter out of your schemes? And what the fuck does it even mean to want your child to be an entrepreneur, anyway?
Is hula hooper Michael “Rainbow” Haynes still in the picture? No mention of him in weeks, though we did see a new profile picture. Poseidon Adventure, anyone? I call dibs on playing Carol Lynley!