frees mind from emergency
planning to experience before
clouds arrive and rain does pour!
While I could write poetry and philosophy all day, I lack the inspiration due to lack of interest/commercial success; being in the middle of the Establishment/Liberal Establishment – Right/Left divide; despite being a doctor of philosophy and I think being right about most things over the last twenty years!
My mind escaped for a while last night and this morning to write these on Facebook:
Poetry is so easy to write
when its kept nice and light
but digging deep can strain
risking fracking up the brain.
Feel whole again
now sun’s back in me,
filling up cracks with
cement called vitamin D
sleep, coffee, sun
brain’s idea of fun
three merge to one:
all 4 poem stimulation!
Difference between prediction and prophecy:
I called my main fantasy football team last August:
‘A Season Too VAR’. (VAR : Video Assisted Referee was introduced, and I thought it’d be controversial and a big talking point; wordplaying the WW2 movie A Bridge Too Far; and me thinking of retiring from it)
If I’d called it ‘A Season Too Corona’, that’d be prophecy: as VAR was known to me, but not coronavirus! (the season has been on hold since March).
If you liked the above, my last poetry collection is full of similar, and many much more detailed and lengthy; when I still thought I could inspire my demographic and make a difference for humanity; alas, they are now steamrolling into greater calalmity; but if there is a God, it dealt humanity an almost impossible hand; unless it can totally control itself as a global species, which looks beyond it!:
Wolfe Disk galaxy shocks scientists, creating paradigm shift in how galaxies form, according to media reports: as it formed within a couple of billion years of the ‘big bang’, three times quicker than it was thought such galaxies formed: under the premise that galaxies form when hot gases cool; and that the ‘big bang’ happened 13.8 billion years ago.
Two different telescope images are also interesting for greenYgreyologists and POP(PinkyOrangePurple)ologists, as they are those colours… and they are featured in the order that the greenYgrey world formed and the new POP age ended it… with the Wolfe name also a coincidence too, with the werewolf theme!
In another coincidence, unrelated to the greenYgrey world, but our very own location, the disk galaxy spins around at the same speed as our Milky Way disk galaxy: 170 miles per second.
So that’s how fast our galaxy is spinning in the universe, and…
our solar system spins in the galaxy at a velocity of about 155 miles per second, according to a quick search!
Planet Earth Orbiting Sun Update
And we’re orbiting our sun once a year; with the year inspired by the orbit, rather than being a coincidence. According to a good orrery I’ve used before, we are now south of the sun, in the 7 position on a clock.
In December we were at the 12 position on a clock:
So we’ve nearly gone half way around the clock in five months, and are due to complete the polar opposite next month…
Our Earth is also at an axis of 23.4 degrees, and the northern hemisphere is now pointing towards the sun, meaning the north is now in summer from the heat and light of the sun.
While I consider the Movember movement a good cause, I don’t consider it sacrosanct (I also don’t hide the fact I had to look up the spelling for that; and wasn’t even thinking it properly!), and let it stand in the way of my creative wordplay genius: science doesn’t stop and rest on its laurels when it split the atom, but tries to go smaller and smaller, to quantum and infinity… and I managed to find a great (subjective bias I know!) wordplay ending to this blogpost!
You may be wondering how someone who is not an English language expert can also be an English language genius, but that would be more about you not understanding genius: sometimes to be a genius means knowing less about the subject, because if you’ve absorbed too much of the subject it’s harder to be yourself and original!
May Genius Month
When I cut off most of my winter ‘coat’ I kept the moustache, because it had reached below my chin, and I’d never had such a moustache before.
Then, thinking of Movember (November moustache), I thought it was a pity it was April, between March (Marchtache) and May (Maytache), so I kept it until this month!
Then a couple of days before I thought I had grown a bit of a mullet, and thought of Mayllet.
But it wasn’t until yesterday morning, and how my hair turned out, that I saw the Mohican, and thought of Mayhican.
So, like my spontaneous prose, sometimes genius is instantaneous, and sometimes it develops over time!
Will I finally get the recognition my genius deserves, or will I remain a TiT?
As for my May hair, there may be stubble ahead!.. https://youtu.be/gACCCmFKP80
Inspired by werewolf folklore, a moon or two before the start of mistYmuse 2019/20, and after a decent summer of exercise, at the start of October just after my 54th birthday, I decided to stop cutting my hair and shaving. These are the last photos beforehand (for art and science rather than bravado and machismo):
Like Nostradamus, I think my writing includes a lot that could be considered prophetic for the current Covid-19 pandemic. There was a theme of self-isolation and distancing towards the end of the greenYgrey era, culminating with the apocalyptical ending, and title ‘Beyond Humanity’. It was a general feeling though, combining terrorism and overpopulation, rather than a clear sighting.
I didn’t see the extent of it in Europe and the USA even when it was making its away across from China. The first reports of hundreds of deaths per day in Italy were a big shock!
When I posted a link to a previous post containing reference to my Children of the Quorn (Children of the Corn parody that preceded the emergence of Greta Thunberg and the school strike movement – I don’t know if she was inspired by it though!?) last week the blog post was mostly about criticising Ozzy for selling a toy celebrating him biting the head off a bat; the coronavirus is thought to have originated in bats, before getting into the food chain in Wuhan.
When I looked for the first mention of mistYmuse on this site (inspired by the end of mistYmuse 2019/20, and my mapping of my horizon posts this week) this morning the unrelated 2018 post’s main photo is of Gwyneth Paltrow, star of Contagion, a disaster movie that gives a much clearer prediction of the Covid crisis: starting in China from a bat. Director Steven Soderbergh said that making the movie made him think a real pandemic was only a matter of time!
Over the last couple of years I also watched the Ancient Aliens episode on plagues and epidemics, also from 2011, and also saying another pandemic was due. It focused on how the Fatima sighting (generally claimed as sun/religious [Wikipedia], but they think could have been a UFO) had preceded the Spanish Flu pandemic a century ago. It thinks aliens use pandemics to control the human population. I think that’s a slim possibility, but lets humanity off the hook; as blaming higher powers such as gods too.
Modern Shamen or Creative Thinker?
I have had a lot of sights, thoughts and dreams that I think could be considered prophetic, but they are all unproveable, and most people probably have them too, and if they predict disaster they aren’t usually acted upon anyway (as the current crisis shows, governments and workers are reluctant to stop the economy/travel even when disasters are happening !) so there’s no point claiming them… kind of like the vague muddled messages I saw people describing in the ‘Mothman Prophecies‘ movie about the Point Pleasant bridge collapse.
There is one bit of data that does back up my claim that I had some kind of transcendental thoughts during the writing of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity: I had by far my best Fantasy Football Season (it was also the season Leicester totally upset the odds by winning the real Premier League, which was probably a factor?.. and probably not connected?.. as I hope the chairman’s later helicopter crash outside their ground wasn’t!).
XaW Files: Beyond Humanity
So I think XaW Files should only be bought as a brilliant book of fiction with deep thinking writer insights, but as Neil Young said about his songs, he doesn’t write them, he just writes them down; I haven’t felt like writing fiction much since, but have written a couple of short stories!
Do I think I’m as good as most of the ‘Western shamen’ making money out of it: probably, yes.
Do I think I’m as good as adult-lifelong religious shamen and meditators: probably, not.
Do I want to think myself special: Yes
Do I want to be blamed for disasters: No
So if I can’t stop disasters, and am just going to be called a charlatan, I’ll stick to just being a writer and poet; and I still believe in my work… and that it’s been criminally overlooked… but if you’ve read it, as more people seem to do than sales show… then that’s something for me.
Now, I think I’m best suited to little poetic philosophy snippets that I freely post in spontaneous prose on Facebook!
We’re overtime on mistYmuse 2019/20 now, as we started early in October last year – it runs for the traditionally toughest four months of the year weather-wise, and puts a good spin on it by focusing on the late sunrises in the first two months, and increasing light in the second half.
British Summer Time to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) / UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
In October the sunrises seemed to be getting towards the late sunrise times of mid-December, which are ideal for the start of most people’s days, being between 8-9am across the UK; as well as giving more darkness for sleep.
As I wrote in a blog here on fmpoetry (October 22nd), focusing on the Leeds time, mistYmuse central!:
‘The sunrise times will reach their BST late peak on Saturday October 26th at 07.53, and with the clocks going back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/(UTC) overnight, they’ll go back to 06.55 – back earlier than the sunrise time of September 25th (06.56).
They’ll continue getting later a couple of minutes a day, and will reach Saturday’s sunrise time of 07.53 again just over a month later on November 27th.’
GMT/UTC to BST
Now, in contrast, we changed from GMT/UTC to BST last week, moving the clocks forward an hour from 05.48 on the 28th March, to 06. 45 on the 29th March; with the three minutes difference the normal process for this time of year.
The sunrises (really the time when we can see the sun, due to our planet’s axis tilt and orbit around our star, according to astronomy) continue getting about three minutes earlier (as if we’re climbing a stairs in a skyscraper for a better view, with each day a step).
As it took just under a month to get back to the time before the hour clock change in October/November, it will reach the March 28th/29th time of 05.48 over the 22nd to 23rd April: 5.49 to 5.46.
So enjoy the darker mornings and later sunrises this month, and for all those who’ve completed mistYmuse 2019/20 I praise you! (it seems a long time since Scooter opened it!!):
Try not to look directly at the sun; or spend too much time in front of screens.. and avoid groomers and covid like the plague!
Looking on the bright side, I read there’s a bright new comet in the sky that should be visible to the naked eye soon…
Last sunrise before British Summer Time (BST) starts tomorrow, with the clocks being put forward an hour overnight. So this morning’s sunrise was 05.48 and tomorrow’s will be 06.45 (going earlier 3 minutes really, apart from the hour change, all the way back to 04.35 (03.35 really) on the June summer solstice).
The sunrise is just south of the big tree marking my visibility boundary and a long way from the buildings it rose between on March 6th, just over 3 weeks ago. They are shown in the third photo.
The Time and Date website says today’s sunrise position is 83 degrees east. At the December solstice it was 131 degrees east, which is over the park focused on in the original photos more than a decade ago, and south of the city centre, visible at the bottom of the cover photo. The buildings in the above photo (and March 2nd and 6th) are north of the city centre.
On the June summer solstice the sunrise will be at 46 degrees east. Those figures don’t mean much to me either, but if you can remember them, and where the sun or moon are when they rise on them, you can know where the sunrise or moonrise is going to be in the future; as I did this morning, as the first time I used them was to record a moonrise in that location!
mistYmuse ended on Equinox in unplanned and unseen when taking photos (but no colour changing of the photos; only editing is one cropped) new POP (PinkyOrangePurple) art, mirroring the greenYgrey world:
If anybody is still unsure about coronavirus, and how to avoid it, I’ve been following it quite closely on the news, so please ask me questions if you have any.
I’m trying to tread the greenYgrey line there between being helpful and looking like I’m doing PR!
The books that ended the greenYgrey(era):