Went to the Santa Fe Baking Company early today, to get a Breakfast Burrito and to listen to Roshi Joan Halifax get interviewed for the Santa Fe Radio Cafe hour on the local Public Radio station KSFR. Couldn’t hear the interview because the radio host and Roshi were speaking softly and the place was packed with breakfasters, but the Burrito was very tasty. Judging from Roshi’s expression, she enjoyed the conversation.
Dropped off my PowerBook yesterday afternoon to get a larger HDD installed. The laptop is 29 months old and I have outgrown the 80GB internal HDD – more than 11,000 photos take up 40GB plus SSRI audio files etc… Well, something happened to the computer. My guess is that somebody, after opening the PowerBook to swap out HDDs, might have touched the motherboard without ridding him/herself of static electricity first… and now, instead of starting up, the laptop just beeps three times and that’s bad news. It means the computer has to be sent off for repair and who knows when it will be back in my hands. I was going to wait and see whether Apple would announce a MacBook Pro upgrade in January, but decided that the best solution for my current predicament would be to order a MacBook Pro model right away. It should arrive here on Monday and that will give me a week to get my slideshow sorted out before the solo tour starts on November 28th.
Just curious what you ended up doing with the guitar? You mentioned you might give it away if it survived the long trek.
I was going to put four candles on it or actually set the guitar itself on fire, float it on a sacred lake as an offering and take pictures of it early in the morning around sunrise when the lake looks still and like glass – photos of that beautiful lake will be uploaded to Flickr on December 1st – but the evening before my ritual one of our Tibetan guides asked whether he could have the guitar and so I gave it to him and showed him how to tune it.