What’s next, I asked? It’s still raining, but more softly. Bob and I head out on a walk to the grocery store 7/10 mile away, after both knowing this is the direction to go. (But no more info was coming our way at that point) We get “lost” and happen upon a store called “Moondancer”. The Proprietor, Evelyn, turns out to be the like-minded soul we were here to find. Born and raised in Tillamook, always the oddball growing up, she has created a bead store (and stealth spiritual gathering place). Bob makes a Hematite necklace, which I promptly borrow…and my headache finally subsides. I play with the rocks and sprinkle love in all the aisles. My heart was deeply touched by this woman doing her work in a place where she’s not really understood. We connected and laughed, and the Web of Light got another connection.
Evelyn’s husband brings us our next destination…Contagion (the movie) is playing at the theatre around the corner. We are SO adaptable…dinner was fetched at the Safeway Deli (land of Hi-Vibe road food!) and off we go. On the way, I suddenly wake up to the name of the movie, and wonder if it will give me nightmares (have to watch that sensitive person goes to the movies thing…). Bob really wants to see it, so it was surrender time for me again. Don’t want to spoil the movie, but it turns out it really spoke to me. I was never scared, not even once, because of focusing around the drama and on the deeper story. The take-away messages I hope people get are 1. We DO have some control over our how an epidemic might effect us (especially the health of our bodies/immune systems) and 2. To be aware that we might not always get the information about the simple, effective solutions through the mainstream media. Cool messages from a “regular” movie!
|Our sunny, dry campsite…we FINALLY are camping (Friday)|
Here we are at the Tillamook Cheese factory at the end of that sunny day..an amazing creation of a cooperative of local Dairy Farmers…it has turned into a big tourist attraction; they make 169,000 pounds/day with 2 shifts of workers. They started this 100 years ago. Can you imagine 100 years of co-operation???
|Stopping to enjoy the scenery and a snack|