…as we ponder whether we could save the world by getting everyone to take mushrooms. Would that be incitement to commit an act of global terrorism? 6 billion giggly people now there’s a thought. Would they all knock the earth off its axis and put all the polar bears on the equator. The Bobcaster has been getting some frisson from his “Delete blog” option. Let’s hope all his uber fans can persuade him to carry on. Where would we be without the Swipe? “About six months ago we got a call at work. Ailson (sic)
was dead. The initial stories were confused – she’d just collapsed in the kitchen … had not been herself for a while. As the truth came out, it became clear that the previous illness had not been a one-off or a ruse. She had persistently struggled with her depression until there seemed in her poor, fragile, frightened mind just one option left: the delete life one.” writes Bob about his friend Alison. Sitting here at Soma’s I’m full of joy after a mother of a trip. Yet I could blog a hell of a lot of emails from dear, dear friends of mine who are all going through a hard time at the moment. Depression has both a personal and social aspect. I wonder whether the Orwellian world of New Labour terror is not making a kind of viral wave of helplessness in the hearts and minds of many of us. I’ve had a few visits from home this week. I’m left asking a very simple question. Is everyone in Britain so fucked up? A friend turned up from Yorkshire last night and proceeded to down a six pack of Amstel in a half an hour and then joined us for tea. He slept the whole night and is now smiling. He was not so happy when he knocked my door. I dread to think what would of happened if he had done another six pack instead of the shrooms. This time Soma added lavender from the balcony to the tea which seemed to make the taste and effect different in a subtle way. We drank Equadorian,Hawaiian, Thai, Columbian and Copelandia and Peyote butttons. The first hour was like ten rounds with Muhammad Ali then all was so clear, cool and sober. It was awesome dude.
Anina has been speed reading. Try this.
“Believe it or not you can read this. Try reading it fast.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!” Thanks, Anina! After reading that I had a fit of the giggles. Keep smiling. If you are depressed then here is a virtual hug down the rabbit hole.