May 17, 2015

Burning Down the House

Last week a friend emailed me some pics of his neighbor’s house burning down. Noone was hurt, but imagining the memories and valuables that went up in flames, my heart goes out to the family.

A few years ago, Pearl Harbor Bob’s apartment in Jersey burned down, which was traumatic and oddly syncy because the apartments were named the Ponciana, which is also known as the “flame tree”. I call him Pearl Harbor Bob because he was born on Dec. 7, 1941.

For some reason, I’ve been syncing on reds, oranges and yellows, I go through color phases throughout the year, it finally dawned on me that these are the colors of fire.

I see firetrucks with regularity, and this weekend, the PT Rhody Festival Parade began at the cross streets of Lawrence and Harrison, where the PT fire station is located. The firemen had thoughtfully pulled out their firetrucks from the house and parked them a block away, since in the event of an emergency the parade would block the trucks parked in the garage.

Small town parades are Americana at the core, and the PT Rhody Parade is no exception. Whenever I attend, “American Pie” plays discretely in the background of my subconscious. The marching bands refuse to yield.

This sign went down the road, carrying Jesus and his cross. Accompanied by shouts of "God bless the USA!".

“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.” - Romans 1:16
Thanks for the guilt trip, Jesus.

Via Bring a Trailor: This 1965 Mercedes Benz Unimog 404S is an ex German fire truck/radio vehicle, and though said to be in good running and driving condition its pressure plate is currently stuck and will need repair. A new OEM clutch is included, and overall condition appears to be quite good despite some rust visible on the rear box. Find it here on Craigslist in Lafayette, Oregon for $9,500 firm. 
Note the Lafayette name game. (thanks to Loren Coleman).

I went to church at St. Paul’s Episcopal today. They reminded me that next week is Pentecost.

Pentecost is so named because it occurred on the fiftieth day after the crucifixion. I enjoy the subtle Venus/Mary number. What occurred was the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the 12 apostles, and the birthday of the church, which is depicted as fire over the head.

Burning Down the House - The Talking Heads

How about a little fire, Scarecrow?
In the Wizard of Oz, the scarecrow represents the brain - ego. The only thing he fears is a lighted match! The Scarecrow is a flammable paper bag stuffed with straw, as is our ego. When the flame of Pentecost ignites, the bag is consumed in a holy fire.

The Kundalini is often described as a fiery serpent. When the fires of the Kundalini/Pentecost are lit, they ascend up the spinal column to the head or crown. A burning head.

It's a drought season again in the West. Seems like good fire starting weather.

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