Feng Shui & Me

Posted by – February 28, 2009

Yes, I’m one of those people. I hadn’t ever heard of Feng Shui back in the day, and I’ve been rearranging rooms for “flow” for as long as I can remember. I had a friend who used to make me come with her to see apartments so I could determine whether her furniture would work right in it. What I do, for the record, isn’t Feng Shui at all. I just have to feel right directionally.

When I moved into my apartment at Lawrence, I was so thrilled with the size of the place that I tried very hard to ignore how unfortunate the bedroom layout was. Until now. What happened is this: the other night I woke up in the morning and I had moved myself to sleep on the bed perpendicularly. In my sleep, that is, I had rotated myself a full 90 degrees.

So despite the fact that the room doesn’t work so well because of a misplaced radiator, I’ve rotated the bed the same 90 degrees I’d moved myself in my sleep, and voila: I just realized my bed is now facing North, as it should be. (It faces NE in Brooklyn, but that’s because Brooklyn’s crooked.)

I am hoping this clears up some of the wrong moves, wrong words, wrongness in general that has been plaguing me lately.

4 Comments on Feng Shui & Me

  1. VivaZoya says:

    Why Helen, this is so unlike you – so new-agey and unscientific!
    =P

  2. helenboyd says:

    ha! i never said i don’t have my crunchy moments. i just try to keep them to areas of life that don’t influence policy. ahem.

  3. omatty says:

    From the Buddhist scriptures: “Proceeding to a grove outside Kusinara the Buddha lay down for the last time, asking Ananda to arrange a bed with his head to the north.”

    You and the Buddha, nice.

  4. helenboyd says:

    hey omatty – nice to see you here! thanks for the connection. but i think it’s my feet that are facing north. i think i chose his reclining pose.

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