The Microbe Universe

There is a world, well neigh, Universe, hidden within our own that goes very much unseen by most. Although it is people in the same field as Harlin, medical, that know this tiny Universe exists. To what are we referring, to that place where Microbes live!

Oh yes, these lovely beings in their Micro Universe which is in fact all part of our own human one, (Even if we can’t normally see it). How would we describe these little Microbe beings? Well to be fair, without most of them we would be in trouble of course so ‘saviours‘ is probably a good description!

We can feel warmly about these wonderful little Microbes, however let us not forget though, some of them do go off the reservation, so to speak.

There is a small percentage of these tiny beings, whom we perhaps we might label some what differently. We might describe them as ‘scallywaggs’ or maybe even, “cheeky little blighters”, but that’s being plain nice! (Oh yes, Harlin has some very different, colourful words for them!)

This naughty section of Microbe society, who may only live short little lives by human standards, do leave an impression. (Boy do they leave an impression and then some!). In this short life span of theirs they do fit a lot in. They take time to enjoy their own little method of sexual procreation, (Well who wouldn’t, Ahem), to create their kids, (Strains). Through their impacting lives they merrily make their new history as they go about enjoying themselves, (Outbreaks).

We had the thought perhaps they have some social order they enjoy as we could just imagine the following little scene. The trouble makers among them hanging out in their Micro Pub, (The Bacterium Arms), doing shots, getting pissed. We then see one pipe up, (Very likely in a slurred manner of course), addressing the others, “Hey lads I’ve got a great idea, let’s go out and give everyone the shits”.  When these Microbes diverge from their peoples routine lifestyle, especially when pissed, this leads to various epidemics, (For us of course, not them), Diarrhea for example or of course worse but anything this little contingent think might be a good laugh.

They enjoy their misbehaving lives whilst leaving us, the poor host, in pieces. (Sometimes quite literally.),  All probably with a smile of satisfaction on their smug little faces, before these b******s die and go off to Microbe heaven, (Again Harlin has a different place these particular Microbes can go!), congratulating themselves on a life well spent.

As Harlin says, they live a, “typical bitchy drama” this little sub set of society in that tiny world of theirs yet they have a huge impact on ours. Perhaps they have little Microbe sect leaders that give speeches to encourage this naughtiness. “Never has so much been owed by so many to so few” or words to that effect!

As always though it does raise the thought, perhaps us humans to are just a Microbe world to some other beings in a huge universe we can’t comprehend. As we live out our existence, which is perhaps a blink of an eye to them, we in our way affect them as our microbes do us. In those of us who choose wrong doing, we in fact harm, maybe even kill, those in the larger Universe?

(c) Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

The World’s Whispering Trees

In a recent Harlam conversation Lamo admitted to a weird thing he does, (Among quite a few others). When he is out and about he finds himself patting the trunk of trees whilst giving them a friendly greeting, “Hey old fella how you doing?”, or if it is more of a sapling, “Alright young un, how are things?”, as he feels that these amazing pieces of nature do have a life to them above perhaps that of maybe the dumber plants that grow? What he means here is that other plants don’t have that intelligence, or deep rooted connection to Earth, that gives them this living, breathing almost sentient existence? He can feel the life in them through that simple touch like you would another humans hand.

Whilst on a roll he went even further to put forward the thought that they communicate with each other in some way.

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Whispering Trees?

This comes from a weird experience he had, some may say an epiphany. (Others might say lunacy of course).

One day whilst it was raining, he was out walking, having stopped at a large old tree having given it a friendly greeting and a little conversation, he then carried on walking. As he did though, he had this epiphany through a strange observation.

He felt that after he had given this touching acknowledgment to one of their kind, this tree had then somehow let the others on his path know to try and keep him covered from the rain. Almost like it had passed on a message to the others saying; “Hey you lot look after this one, he is one of our friends”. Why did he think this? Well for some reason he noticed that there were less raindrops falling on him under the trees than other people around him. He then asked Harlin if she thought him mad like others did, her reply though was “Psychs”.

Harlin then said a very similar feeling was within her, she too talked to trees. Describing the pain she felt when she saw trees being cut down, pruned or mutilated by the modern age human race, Harlin’s words in this conversation  were so touching, we have written them as they were said then;

They trigger emotions in the strangest way within me. If I see a tree being cut… I call it a murder. It makes me sad. I mean they too have their body smell… the very fragrance which we humans sense when the big trunk gets chopped down into tiny pieces.

Then we got back to the way we believe they communicate, Lamo wondered if somehow they have a trees-cene1 subterranean root phone like system that carries those conversations between them. Harlin though added this beautiful idea to this.

With that perhaps even the silence becomes audible when wind blows through leaves. Whispers become songs of nature. Spring and autumn are like their festive season, not ours.

Whispering to each other through the voice chords of their branches and leaves to each other, a thought that also struck a chord, (Pardon the pun), with him?

How could we even begin to summarise this huge thought about these overlooked guardians of us and the very planet we call home, that we ALL live on? For both of us we see these amazing, let’s use the word beings, as so old and wise, passing perhaps all that they have seen over millions of years down to the next generation that grow to keep watch over us, that keep Earth itself breathing. Unfortunately a belief shared by far too few these days.

What would happen on a world without trees is the question that people should perhaps be asking?

HArlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

The ‘Mini Meal’

Now this concept of dietary definition was the dream child of Harlin one day back in the middle of this year. Whilst chatting to Lamo during a rare break in her medical life, having had to skip a proper lunch, was munching away on an apple.

Whilst talking through the busy day having caused this sad state of meal situations, said that her hunger was kept at bay as the apple was a mini meal. Thus in that moment was born in the Harlam world a new description, perhaps even concept thought, on this form of culinary delight.

The most important thing about a mini meal is that it is something a little healthier than just snacking on sweets, biscuits or such things as would be considered not for good for ones diet.

Identified so far during our Harlam conversations we have things like the trusty apple, also delights of a similar ilk such as tangerines, melon and pomegranates for example. There are many others available of course.

To keep more interest these can be presented in a ‘tapas’ style delivery of being diced, mixed and served on a small plate, (Or any other suitable mini meal delivery transport system.), thus you could have apple with papaya or perhaps a little more exotic collaboration of sun melon, papaya with, oh yes, pineapple thrown in.

Mini meals can also be known traditional dishes to, dhokla, (Which Harlin refers to as Sponge Bob Square pants! Look it up you’ll see what she means.), Harlin also will often carry a bag of nuts in her pocket, almonds, cashew, pistachios, walnuts even sunflower seeds, (Obviously not attached to the flower!). These make a very good mini meal as they are high energy value, the nutty mixture is the diners choice of course. Here we describe two to offer examples but of course there are many more available out there to tantalise the taste buds on their way to defeat the war of hunger.

These mini meals do not have to be of a solid form either for they could come in the form of a healthy yogurt pot to were there is need now for more than just hands and fingers required to eat it. (Yes a spoon may save the mess and potential embarrassment of this food type!).

To finish this blog post then the are two main requirements for a mini meal apart from the fact that it is there to keep that hunger at bay between main meals or as it was born here, an emergency meal for the body due to time constraints. (Does that make it three requirements?).
First and foremost it must be a healthy form of foodstuff, got to look after that body after all is said and eaten.
Second the mini meal does not require the use of a dining table of any sort nor any real formal cutlery, (Except when it is of a yogurt type although even then the spoon can be optional), it is a hand operated form of meal.

Although the practice of washing ones hands before and after the taking of a mini meal is a given must do!

Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

Dinosaurs Trump Humans

Its a very curious thing about the human race as it supposedly progresses towards the future. We sit here bragging about how we are so much smarter than the other sentient beings that share this planet with us.

We pat ourselves on the back as we have come up with all these human concepts, such as money, power, religion and fast pacing like a cheetah across the plains of Africa, in this current century, technology.

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Better Than Humanity?

All these things which are supposed to show how we are a higher species that are creative, ingenious and many other clever descriptive words that we again have developed in what we think is a brilliant communication method. (Of course this one is else we would not be able to write this post!)

Yet all these human achievements seem to be aiming our species in the direction of self annihilation after just a mere 200,000 years of being around if we are not careful. Not forgetting that we will take the other life on this planet with us if we do!

But here is the thought we had, the Dinosaurs, (Bless them), never developed any of these concepts, yet these incredible beings were around for 165 Million years which is a daunting time span of existence.

Well that is until space threw a bloody big rock at them of course.

Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

The Harlam “Time Lord” Effect

One of the things we find amusing in our conversations is the effect of time zones upon us. Harlin in India and Lamo in the UK there is a difference of four and a half hours during British Summer Time which moves to five and a half when the UK screw with the clocks.

We now find this amusing when we talk, as Harlin will talk to Lamo as being in her past. Whilst  he will often write in messages as though she in his future. We think almost as  being like Time Lords, (Dr Who). Although without a TARDIS, (As we sadly can’t travel to see each other with one), but we are communicating with someone not in our own time.

It makes to bring a smile to each other thinking they have received a message from the past or the future.

Here is the thing though, it can easily be forgotten that we are separated by time. For example if we are talking when it is 6pm, (UK GMT) then Lamo will forget that it is coming up to the midnight hour for poor Harlin whose eyes are starting to get very heavy, (Without Hypnosis). Of course conversely when she awakes all fresh and frisky in the morning to send a cheery greeting, then he of course is now the one who has gone of to the land of dreams in what can be seen as the late night or very early morning of her past.

We now bear this in mind if we have left pesky notification noises for messages on our phones, that yes we are now putting ourselves right in the firing line to be awoken at an hour when only Ghouls, Goblins and Elves should be awake. If you like us have someone you communicate with across distances so great they distort time between you, then think to  bear this in mind.

Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

Humanity prevents Living In The Moment.

We two have often said to each other, when those moments of sadness have fallen upon the other, about trying to live in the moment. Many of you we are sure to would have heard or even had this quoted to you also perhaps in times of hardship in your own lives? As this is where those people say you will find a happier state of being. However the following thought is flowing, (Currently), through our conversations.

Lamo has postulated, (Great word that), that his mind has moved to another thought on living in the moment now. Which is this. If we were to live purely in just the moment, which has  no reference to either our past or future, then do we not in effect become immortal in thought?

In the essence of living in the moment we would no longer be looking at the time for us which has passed nor also that of our lifespan yet expected, perhaps hoped, to come would we?

Mortality, which is allegedly what makes us human is based on the fact that we do  understand our lives to have a very limited physical time span? Our minds see that of our life which has already gone but also spend time contemplating how much we may have left in the future, thus understanding that condition which makes us human, of being mortal?

At the moment then we now wonder if this is why living in the moment is not something we as human beings can actually do for it is impossible for us to lose our humanity is it not?

Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2017

The Interfaces of the Soul?

In one of our more philosophical, spiritual, perhaps actually “deep” conversations is a much more apt description, we found ourselves talking over an idea from Lamo, that perhaps the Soul is actually some form of a multi interface entity of some sort?

What do we mean, well lets start with the big one, is the mind just one interface that is somehow connected to our Souls? Does the human mind act merely as some sort of input device that allows the Soul to interact with this current perceived physical reality? This being the reason why we can’t understand the Mind because it is not what actually makes us us but is just an means of getting input from this reality to the Soul? It is our soul that is actually who we are?

Harlin took this thought a little further in that maybe our belief, feeling towards the spiritual realm is actually just another interface of our Soul? That sense of being connected to some higher spiritual plane is just another unseen connection of what is our Soul?

We both thought about the fact we often use the term, Soul mates, wondering if perhaps a Soul has a few special interfaces to others that we believe connects those two people so strongly?

We have come to name this between us with the term, “Psychs“, were for no explainable reason one knows what the other is thinking, or feeling. Not through telepathy but through a more plausible unseen connection that exists between the two Souls.

The dictionary defines this as; “Psychomancy” – occult communication between souls or with spirits.

Thus we came to wonder if for all these reasons perhaps the soul is some form of multi interfaced unknown, even unknowable, entity. A little like we think of a computer having many interfaces but in this case it is to all those  things we can’t explain?

Lets finish with everyone’s favourite, Death, which could simply be the soul moving through yet another of these hidden connections to some other place, leaving behind this current physical reality that was seen through that we call the mind?