Diary 136

Saturday, August 1st.

The effect of having trimmed back the trees is that more light now enters the house on the formerly very shaded side. Similarly the air can circulate more easily. More noticeable, though, is the effect on the mind – I feel somewhat more open and unburdened. Feng Shui seems to be almost immediate in its effects, and those effects are extremely helpful at this confusing and bizarre time. My friends in Europe cannot quite believe what’s happening here, in the USA they all used to look at with admiration, and sometimes with bemusement. That’s all gone now. Now we’re much more likely to be regarded as a mess of ugly government decisions, corruption and civic oppression.

Lots of political capital got squandered here in the last four years.