October 10, 2006 11:25 PM
Yesterday I spent the afternoon meditating at Georgia Aquarium. A soothing and thought provoking experience. A copy of The Drunken Universe (An Anthology Of Persian Sufi Poetry) arrived in the mail as a gift and I have been inspired by it to open my dreams. I have been waking from sleep with strange phrases in my head and strains of music. I write them down in a journal kept next to the bed in my gold room. I have been deliberately sleeping on a small single mattress on the floor in an otherwise empty room that has brilliant gold walls and a gold ceiling with a metal black chandelier. The bedroom has been painted this way for years but never have I slept in such an ascetic manner in the room. As I leave my body each night, I have been aware of multiple deaths as the gates locked against memories crash and bring forward time.