not particularly random but...
today I found out that Santikaro Bhikkhu, the monk who introduced Enneagram to Thailand, has lymphoma and has been convalescing since last year. I really do hope he gets well soon!
As a Buddhist monk, he also uses the Enneagram to help with teaching Buddhism, which is an interesting parallel to how Enneagram is used in the west.
I am at a coffeeshop trying to get real work done for the first time in forever. I'm actually doing pretty well. Seems like a little work and then a break and then a little more work is a good strategy for me.
Speaking of Se fail, SJ boy said last night that handling a drink without spilling it is easy, and theoretical psychology is hard.
WRONG WRONG WRONG
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman
“I thank you, dear Mr. Browning, from the bottom of my heart. You meant to give me pleasure by your letter, and even if the object had not been answered, I ought still to thank you. But it is thoroughly answered.”
"We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"