Saturday, February 26, 2011

Om & cuteness

I know that the Om is a popular concept in the real world, but in the Ren Faire world, it's not just popular, it's infectious.  Seriously, it's like a disease, but in a good way.  By this, I mean that nearly everyone I've met has an Om on their person (jewelry/tattoo/accoutrement), in their trailer/house, or their vehicle.  Before joining the ranks of Traveler, I didn't see Om's that often.  I'd heard about the concept, but I didn't really know anyone that LIVED the concept of Om.

Om is pretty awesome. To take a quote from the Wikipedia page, Om has the literal meaning of "It is" or "Will be". It is the aorist future form of Agu "to become". With all the crazy in my life, Om has become really important to me.  The funny thing is that I almost feel like a poser with the Om's I have around me.  I have a few.  I have one on a piece of jewelry, one on a pouch, and one on a wall hanging in my kitchen.  I look at the symbol and almost instantly feel relaxed and a sense of calm.  The reason I feel like a poser is because I don't necessarily "Live the Om" or embody the what the Om signifies like so many folks I know do.  I'm getting there, though.  Here's the Om in my kitchen.

One of the folks I've been spending a bunch of time with is Auntie Raven (not her real name).  She's a fantastic singer and storyteller at AZRF.  She and DB have really bonded, which is awesome.  Here's a picture of the two of them watching Findng Nemo.  Well, zoning out, right before bedtime.  This pic is from this weekend, Pirate Weekend, at AZRF.  One of the fun things about Auntie Raven, is that even though she doesn't have an Om's, she really does embody the spirit of Om.  She is one of the most positive and grounded people I've ever met. 

And with that, I'm off to Bedfordshire.  Tomorrow is going to be another fabulous day, even with the wet weather we're expecting.  I'm looking forward to it.  I've got the best job in the world.  I get to play, make music, and meet new people.  It doesn't matter what crap is going on in my life, as long as I can make music things will be good.

Nighty night.

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