fridge altar

fridge altar

I have an altar in my bedroom and that’s a good place for it. Quiet, sacred, soft and a little bit removed. But tonight while I was eating dinner, I realized that my real altar might be in my kitchen. On my fridge. I’ve adorned my fridge door with images that are important to me, important enough that I need to look at them on a daily basis, and they have a spiritual resonance. Here’s a little tour of my fridge altar, clockwise from the top left hand corner:

– ticket for Patti Smith concert, October 2007

Yoshitomo Nara postcard from my friend Liz  – she said something about this girl (the bangs) reminded her of me

– picture of St Anne, which I purchased at her shrine in St Anne du Beaupre

– picture of my Granny Addie, who is kind of a saint herself

– whiteboard, where I write things I want to manifest in my life (tomorrow: French class! and calling EI and tahini)

Susan Moss business card, one of her excellent roller derby pics

– 2009 Pisces horoscope, courtesy of Georgia Nicols

– Anusara invocation (small purple square)… and directly above it:

– my burlesque teacher, and above her is a flyer for a party at Cagibi

– look down a little to the left and you’ll see a roller derby bout flyer (Les Filles du Roi vs La Racaille)

– the Cat Corner (my Auntie Kay’s cat – not really sure why Whiskers is on my fridge, just thought the picture/card was cute – and Cat vs Treat Bag)

– and finally, two pictures of the ashram that I consider my spiritual home

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  1. A ridiculously belated comment: Glancing through your fridge treasures, the top two leaped out at me. Someone I know recently interviewed Patti Smith onstage in SF and for the LA Times, while my current yoga “journal” (a real yoga journal and not Yoga Journal) has two Nara works on the front and back covers (“princess of snooze” and “the little judge,” like angel and devil).


  2. haha, interesting coincidences! wow, this old post. i haven’t thought about this in ages. though looking at my current fridge altar, i see it’s changed quite a bit since april 2009. it might be time to blog about the updates…