My graduation from CSUN. The "Oh goddess I have to pose again for you, Dad" look
If you live in Southern California and are a science geek, this is one of the most fun things to do in the area. It used to be in June but they have moved it to October. You come home with tons of cool free stuff. You get to go through Mission Control, All their models of their space vehicles and satelites are on display plus all their current projects. They have special guests sometimes like Bill Nye, The Science guy. They have all kinds of talks and lectures and they welcome questions.
I highly recommend it if you love science or are just curious about our world and others.
Goddess, give me the strength and energy to survive
This Mercury Retrograde
Give me the patience of water wearing at a rock
The quick relentless energy of the red squirrel
The stick- to-it-veness of a lichen
The intelligence of the blue whale
The ability to rise from the mud of a lotus
The impassiveness when dealing with rude, stupid people of a redwood
The strength of an oak tree
The force when necessary of an octopus
And the ability to adapt of a chameleon.
Give me peace
Give me grace
Give me calmness in the face of exaggerated crisis mode
On the part of others
Let me be grounded
Let me be flexible
Let me have the ability to let things pass around me
And on to somewhere else
Goddess help me.
Any one who has done any research about the history of the story behind Sleeping Beauty knows that the original story is worse than Disney portrayed and that she was the fairy who was forgotten because she was the oldest fairy and all the other fairies forgot she existed. And that death is a gift and long life isn’t necessarily a gift.