Spring Waning Seed Moon
I have been playing a game before I go to sleep. It soothes me, helps me relax.
It began when I wondered what my five favorite movies were. Seventh Seal jumped into my mind immediately. 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Day The Earth Stood Still. (1951) Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (1956) Seven Samurai. Sleep would come because I knew this was not the list, it was a list, a list I could come up at night as I drifted off to sleep.
Later, five novels: Glass Bead Game. The Trial. Steppenwolf. Moby Dick. Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy.
Five favorite paintings at the MIA: Goya’s Dr. Arrieta, the Bonnard, the virgin by the master of the mille fleurs, Poet by A Waterfall, The Cardinal. again, a list, not the list.
Five pieces of music: Unanswered Questions by Ives, Messaein’s symphony for the end of time, Coltrane’s A Train, Drift Away. definitely a list, not the list.
Five favorite classical sites I’ve visited: Ephesus, Delphi, Delos, Angkor, Conwy castle in Conwy, Wales.
So on. Works for me.