Just recently I was set one of those Facebook challenges. For this one I had post a picture of a book that I loved each day for a week. Now those that made it to my page weren't necessarily my favourites. There's too many to mention and I probably could have easily kept going for a year. I am a self confessed bookworm after all. Never knowingly without a book.
This is one that got away. It was given to me by my friends John and Julie on my last American trip, the geyser geeks' Bible. My friends had updated to the fourth edition so it was a cast off! Nonetheless ownership gives me membership of an extra special nerdy geological clan. Now you'd think that thermal features are relatively static but this is not the case. Geysers come and go out of dormancy hence the need for revisions to the book. Fascinating stuff about my favourite place in the world even if some of it is twenty years out of date.
I'm doing an exercise at the moment in the hope of changing my thought patterns for the better. Whenever I notice something that creates a negative motion I'll turn my thinking around to something more upbeat. I'm combing my mind for memories of times when I was in a state of bliss. When I need an edifying thought I'll then have them to hand to counteract sadness, anger, envy, bitching.....all those kind of things. My presence at two eruptions of my beloved Beehive Geyser are way up the list. Great big sticking plasters in my emotional first aid pack. For remembering those times when I witnessed such a majestic and unpredictable natural phenomenon fills me with awe and joy.