October 27th, 2009

My Future Contains Mashed Potato

Having the family here and going to Alice's and having the clocks go back an hour has knocked me out of my groove- which is probably a good thing. Last night I slept for ten hours straight.

Yesterday, after Ma and Jenny and Ian had set off for home, I sat in my big chair and read Many Bodies, Same Soul by Dr Brian Weiss. Alice  lent it me. Weiss is a hypnotherapist who takes people back to their former lives and also forward to future ones. I want to believe everything he says is true, but when a person whizzes straight back to Jerusalem on the day of Christ's crucifixion I'm not sure I can. For what it's worth, Weiss's hypnotic subjects say the world is going to pass through a dark time in the 23rd or 24th century and will emerge on the far side as a green, underpopulated Eden.

I'm going to mash some potatoes for lunch. Ailz bought me a potato ricer (after we saw one being used on TV) and I'm eager to try it out.