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A JOURNEY OF UNDERSTANDING

Earthrise Over Compton Crater (NASA/LRO/Wikipedia)

Earthrise Over Compton Crater (NASA/LRO/Wikipedia)

2016-07-08 @ 00:00 CDT

On this Gregorian date, I am 57 Gregorian years old. Oh frabjous day (insert sarcastic tone of voice). ๐Ÿ˜‰

But turning points in one’s life – my soon-coming marriage being a far more important one to my mind – are good times to stop and reflect. Tonight, before I went to bed, I decided to take just such a break.

I found it difficult to decide which version of the above poster I should put up. Should I put up the one I made which points out that the Earth is, in effect, my personal, psychological (not religious) “mandala” – a symbol of the wholeness of self that I seek, a wholeness rooted in a unified understanding of “both geos and kosmos“? (See this page, section “Functional Analysis”, subsection “Extraverted iNtuition”, for the basis of that last turn of phrase.) Should I play with the joke that “it’s a small world after all”, or should I note soberly that we really are “one world”?

In the end, I picked the idea that says all of the above and more to me, the one that states the root of everything else I seek to believe and to do: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

But my mind branches out from there in many directions of discovery about myself, others, and the world. One of the most profound directions began (formally) when I signed up for Vicky Jo Varner’s Type Discovery course on 2009-03-16. What I allude to about psychological type is based on what I started learning there. In time I was able to extend another psychologist’s model of how personality type works onto a biblical foundation. Here is how my mind is meant to work as a Christian, with the Eternal God ruling it and the Ego (in effect, how the biblical “Spirit of Man” behaves) being subordinated to Him while being in very close touch with my inner Self.

The "Converted" ENFP Psyche (After Haas/Hunziker)

The “Converted” ENFP Psyche (After Haas/Hunziker)

I used to have discussions of my studies of this particular topic on this blog and on another which I took down. Perhaps, should my very limited time allow it, I can start such discussions again.(ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืจื›ื‘)

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Love, Anime Style - Poster (c/o DIY.DESPAIR.COM)

Love, Anime Style – Poster (c/o DIY.DESPAIR.COM)

2016-05-25 @ 22:00 CDT

(I post-date this blog because I’ve been too busy to write this news. The date above is the date of the event, if not the exact hour.)

I never thought I’d see this day. I am actually engaged to be married at 56 years old (almost 57) – with Yisraela Batya, who is relatively older (in-joke). This will be my first marriage – as YB would put it, her only real marriage. The date has been set for August 21. The wedding will be small and private.

We have already picked out the rings, and by a feat of HTML legedermain, I was able to copy the images off the appropriate Web sites. It seems easiest just to repeat our stories as recited on Facebook, word for word.

Yisraela's Ring (Style)

Yisraela’s Ring (Style)

Last night was date night. Technically, every night is some form of date night. When we started out setting aside a night just for a date, we weren’t seeing each other every night already. But we are a strange couple.
I had been sending John links to jewelry stores on line for it seems like months. It probably hasn’t been however. I was as subtle as a fly buzzing around your head at night. And he saved every link. What a guy he was and is.
One night recently he opened some links while I was there and asked me subtly of course, what kind of ring would you like? I am someone who loves vintage everything. And there it was. He loved it, I loved it. He saved it to his files as being the one he’d purchase.
Then he sent me the next day the ring he wanted. I agree it is John. We both love the rings we picked out for ourselves and each other. So now we just have to order them. And I can’t wait!
I arrived for date night, he had me listen to a song he has been working on and perfecting for years, before I ever moved here. I think if there is anything perfect in this world, this song along with the writer qualifies. It gave me chills.
Then after talking for a bit, he began talking about us. And he said I had planned on doing this under the moonlit sky like you had mentioned. By now I was becoming more curious. And he said I know the setting isn’t what I had thought of, but the time was right.
“Will you marry me?”
I teared up as I thought about how many ups and downs we’d had in just trying to help each other through our many struggles. And how far we had come and how much God has made our love grow. I’ve never had anyone so gentle, kind, compassionate, committed, and determined on not giving up on us,like John.
When the man asks you if you will marry him, and you know it is God’s plan, and you feel for him as he does you, the only answer is “yes.” He took my hand, and kissed it. He told me how much he loves me and said, “We don’t have the rings yet, but we will order them.” But it just seemed like the right time and place to ask you first.
No one has worked so hard to help me, keep me, and remain loyal and true than this very special man. Our rings amazingly have similarities and I have never seen one like the one we picked for me. And the one John wants is just like him. So unique, so special. So about 8pm Wed evening he proposed to me. When we order the rings we can always photograph them and put them up for our friends and family to see. I have had so many pieces of jewelry in my life from diamonds to Sapphires to Jade and some others. This one is so beautifully unique. I’ve never seen another one like it.
Just like I’ve never known a man as unique and wonderful as John. My love and respect continues to grow. And we’d not be as far as we are if not for our love. I guess the polite thing to do here is to let my beloved say his peace too.
I am one of the most blessed woman in the world. I love you John….forever and eternally. โค

Johanan's Ring (Style)

Johanan’s Ring (Style)

My turn for storytelling: The song I was working on so hard for so long, and especially these last several days, is entitled “Hey, Christopher Alain”. I use two programs (apps, they’re all called these days), Finale and Scala, to create and then to re-tune musical sound files on my computer. I’ve been learning some special tricks on Finale which have vastly improved the results.

The more I gave the “final push to perfection” on the song yesterday, the more the effort seemed to express my love and emotions for Yisraela Batya. (If sung by a man to a woman, the title is “Lady Selene” – just for the record.) If only it were so prepared for another time, I thought, more appropriate for asking YB formally to marry me – when we both had our rings, for example. Well, when YB heard the song and responded so positively to it, I realized then was the time to ask her – but (true to form) not without expressing a little regret for the exact time and place. But I wanted the time and place to be spontaneous and a surprise anyway.

I was looking forward to a good night’s sleep last night. I made the half-mistake of listening to the song one more time, and discovered why some voices just weren’t “speaking” in the middle of the song (they needed to be raised an octave). That exposed some other harmonic errors which I needed to correct too. (As they say in computer programming, “there’s always one more bug.”) But this late morning, the score finally is what it is intended to be. I wish you all could hear it.

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Hey, Christopher Album (Earthlight Orchestra)

Hey, Christopher Alain (Earthlight Orchestra)

I have yet to publish the “perfected” version of “Hey, Christopher Alain” (“Alain” is just pronounced as “Alan”, although the original Scottish and French pronunciations differ), but I just remembered that one can order earlier versions of the song via my CDBaby page (Earthlight Orchestra). This version (not the same as the original single, advertised above) was published in honor of, and about the time of, New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto.

I will have to find some way of publishing the latest version. The application of Finale’s Garritan instruments – to say nothing of other small but vital refinements – makes that version sound light-years ahead of this one, which is only MIDI-to-WAV.

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As for the rings: My ring is tungsten (so it says – why not tungsten carbide, as is often used today?) with laser engraving (it probably will be narrower, as I requested 6mm rather than 8mm – tungsten is heavy). YB’s is described as “emerald-cut-genuine-aquamarine-platinum-over-sterling-silver” in the source code of the Web page which features it. The styles seem to complement each other and certainly illustrate our personalities well! โค

(ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืจื›ื‘)

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PARODY MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS: INFJ PARANOIA

Original Photo c/o The Official Grumpy Cat

Original Photo c/o The Official Grumpy Cat

Yes, the INFJ I’m courting – who is a huge Grumpy Cat fan – agrees this is true. – (ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืจื›ื‘)

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PARODY MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS: GUNG-HO ESTPS

Quite possibly a young ESTP...

Quite possibly a young ESTP…

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PARODY MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS: INTP RELATIONSHIPS

INTP Relationships (Author of original graphic unknown)

INTP Relationships (Author of original graphic unknown)

Created by me last night, just for the fun of it… (ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืจื›ื‘)

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A SLEW OF PARODY MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS

Wherever You Go

Wherever You Go

Parody Motivational Poster: Garfield and Mr. Chainsaw

Parody Motivational Poster: Garfield and Mr. Chainsaw

ENFP: Compassion and Purity of Heart

ENFP: Imagining Kepler-452b

ENFP: Imagining Kepler-452b

INFJ: Chaotic World

INFJ: Chaotic World

ENFP Qui-Gon Jinn (STAR WARS)

ENFP Qui-Gon Jinn (STAR WARS)

We Are the Abominable... Borg? ;)

We Are the Abominable… Borg? ๐Ÿ˜‰

ENFP-INFJ Love (c/o NASA, DIY.Despair.com and Johanan Rakkav)

ENFP-INFJ Love (c/o NASA, DIY.Despair.com and Johanan Rakkav)

ENFP: NARF (Pinky from PINKY AND THE BRAIN)

ENFP: NARF (Pinky from PINKY AND THE BRAIN)

INFJ: Balancing Act

INFJ: Balancing Act

INFJ: Microscopic Scrutiny ;)

INFJ: Microscopic Scrutiny ๐Ÿ˜‰

ENFP: Cosmic Naivete ;)

ENFP: Cosmic Naivete ๐Ÿ˜‰

INFJ: Cat Thinking

INFJ: Cat Thinking

ENFP/INFJ: Hiccup and Toothless (c/o Dreamworks

ENFP/INFJ: Hiccup and Toothless (c/o Dreamworks

ENFP: Emperor Kuzco (c/o Walt Disney)

ENFP: Emperor Kuzco (c/o Walt Disney)

ENFP: Roo (from Disney Pooh)

ENFP: Roo (from Disney Pooh)

Original Photo c/o The Original Grumpy Cat

Original Photo c/o The Original Grumpy Cat

Love, Anime Style - Poster (c/o DIY.DESPAIR.COM)

Love, Anime Style – Poster (c/o DIY.DESPAIR.COM)

Overconfidence (c/o Despair.com)

ENFP: Hawkeye Pierce of M*A*S*H (Alan Alda)

ENFP: Hawkeye Pierce of M*A*S*H (Alan Alda)

2015-12-18 @ 06:50 CST

“He must be bored,” you’re saying. “What an eyeball-busting combination of schlock,” you’re saying. Well, in starting over on this blog I took out a lot of posts which contained parody motivational posters of various kinds, most of which had to do with personality type patterns (especially ENFP and INFJ). As I’d like to keep my original work available to the general public via Google Images and other search engines, I put all of the posters back up in one fell swoop. – (ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืจื›ื‘)

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