Several days ago I was at a cocktail party on Umuran on the terrace.
The bells started ringing and I looked up to see where it was.
To my amazement, two strong, white clad nuns were ringing the bells. I could not look away. I was not expecting Bell Ringing Nuns.
What do nun cookies look like? Could you eat cookies shaped like a nun? What part would you eat first? It is like the gingerbread man. I always ate the legs first.
Then in the picture above the nun locked us out.
So many questions.
This is familiar sight on Hollywood Blvd.
Stars are given their own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It recognizes people who achieve stardom and honors them with their own star.
A picture is taken and the Star is not immortal
The Doing Good Works Gang believes that individual recognition is selfish given a world of suffering .
To encourage Good Works they have created the San Miguel Star Walk to Get to Heaven.
Each star gives you a suggestion about how to get to heaven while you are in San Miguel. As you walk along the Star Walk, one star will speak to you.
Some stars will get you there faster than others.
This is a low level star compared to the brighter star above.
So take a little Walk down the San Miguel Star Walk to Get to Heaven. and find your Star(s)
This is a common sight in San Miguel. Gangs returning home with Stuff.
Looks like they forgot to gather up the pigeon.
Am not sure if they also bought that baby and baby carrier.
In Ontario, Canada we are now charged 5¢ for each bag we need in order to reduce the amount of plastic bags in circulation. Now everyone carries a bag just like San Miguel.
But isn’t the solution not the bag but what is in the bag.
The expression Shop until you Drop is rather strange. How can buying be that much fun?
Compulsive shopping can temporarily mask a sense of worthlessness. This turns shopping into an emotional problem, indicating a poor sense of self that may require attention from a psychologist. We all buy things for ourselves on occasion; it becomes an issue if we do it regularly and to prop ourselves up.
Compulsive Behaviors are the mainstay of Gangs be they shopping, art collecting, doing good works, rescuing dogs or meeting each day in the Jardin. It is all about purpose and of course filling the hours of retirement.
Given a problem and a love of the earth, Good Works Gang has come up with a program to help reduce our Carbon Footprint and help people with the Compulsive Shopping Disorder (CSD) – a Double Good Works (DGW).
The Bag Police wander the Jardin to help people who have been shopping compulsively. When it looks like your Freda Kahlo bag is not full of Organic produce, and/or they suspect CSC, they will stop you and look through your bags..
You don’t need that or that
might not stop the shopping but it does cause people to pause and consider the environment.