Holden Caulfield , a teenager from New York City, describes events that took place in December 1949 from a mental asylum one year later.
Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory Academy, an exclusive private school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania , on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with a rival school. Holden has been expelled from Pencey due to poor work and isn't to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday.
He plans to return home on that day so that he will not be present when his parents receive notice of his expulsion. On invitation, he goes to the home of his history teacher, Mr. Spencer. Spencer is a well-meaning but long-winded middle-aged man. Spencer greets him warmly and offers him advice, but embarrasses Holden by further criticizing Holden's work in his subject.
Holden returns to his dorm wearing the new red hunting cap he bought in New York. His dorm neighbor Ackley is one of the few students also missing the game. Ackley, unpopular among his peers, disturbs Holden with his impolite questioning and mannerisms. Holden, who feels sorry for Ackley, tolerates his presence.
Later, Holden Caulfield agrees to write an assignment for his roommate, Stradlater, who is leaving for a date. However, Holden is distressed to learn that Stradlater's date is an old friend, Jane Gallagher, on whom Holden had had a crush. When Stradlater returns hours later, he fails to appreciate the deeply personal composition Holden wrote for him about the baseball glove of Holden's late brother Allie, and refuses to reveal whether he slept with Jane. Enraged, Holden punches him, and Stradlater easily wins the ensuing fight. Fed up with Pencey Prep, Holden catches a train to New York City, where he intends to stay in a hotel until he returns home on Wednesday.
In a cab, Holden inquires with the driver about whether the ducks in the Central Park lagoon migrate during winter, a subject he brings up often, but the man barely responds. Holden checks into the dilapidated Edmont Hotel. He spends an evening dancing with three tourist women in the hotel lounge and enjoys dancing with one, though is disappointed that he is unable to hold a conversation with them.
Following an unpromising visit to Ernie's Nightclub in Greenwich Village, Holden agrees to have a prostitute named Sunny visit his room. His attitude toward the girl changes the minute she enters the room; she seems about the same age as he. Holden becomes uncomfortable with the situation, and when he tells her all he wants to do is talk, she becomes annoyed and leaves. Even though he still paid her the right amount for her time, she returns with her pimp Maurice and demands more money. Holden insults Maurice, who punches him in the stomach and leaves with Sunny.
The next morning, Holden, becoming increasingly depressed and in need of personal connection, calls Sally Hayes, a familiar date, and they agree to meet that afternoon to attend a play. Holden shops for a special record, "Little Shirley Beans", for his 10-year-old sister Phoebe.
He spots a small boy singing "If a body catch a body coming through the rye ", which lifts his mood. After the play, Holden and Sally go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Holden impulsively invites Sally to run away with him that night to live in the wilderness, but she is uninterested in his hastily-generated plan and declines. The conversation turns sour, and the two part ways.
Holden gets drunk at a bar, first calling an icy Sally, then walking to Central Park to investigate the ducks, breaking Phoebe's record on the way. Nostalgically recalling the unchanging dioramas in the Museum of Natural History that he enjoyed visiting as a child, Holden heads home to see Phoebe, exhausted and out of money.
He sneaks into his parents' apartment while they are out, and wakes up Phoebe - the only person with whom he seems to be able to communicate his true feelings. Holden shares a selfless fantasy he has been thinking about (based on a mishearing of Robert Burns's Comin' Through the Rye): he pictures himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff.
His job is to catch the children if, in their abandon, they come close to falling off the brink; to be, in effect, the "catcher in the rye". Because of this misinterpretation, Holden believes that to be the "catcher in the rye" means to save children from losing their innocence.
When his parents come home, Holden slips out and visits his former and much-admired English teacher, Mr. Antolini, who offers advice on life along with a place to sleep for the night. Holden is upset when he wakes up in the night to find Mr. Antolini patting his head in a way that he regards as "flitty" (homosexual). Confused and uncertain, he leaves as dawn is breaking and spends most of Monday morning wandering the city.
Losing hope of finding belonging or companionship in the city, Holden impulsively decides that he will head out West and live as a recluse. When he explains this plan to Phoebe on Monday at lunchtime, she wants to go with him, even though she was looking forward to acting in a play that Friday.
Holden refuses to let her come with him, which upsets Phoebe, so Holden decides not to leave after all. He tries to cheer her up by taking her to the Central Park Zoo, and as he watches her ride the zoo's carousel, he is filled with happiness and joy at the sight of Phoebe riding in the rain.
In a short epilogue, Holden briefly alludes to "getting sick" and living in an institution in California near his brother D.B., and mentions he will be attending another school in September. Holden says that he doesn't want to tell anything more because, surprisingly, he has found himself missing his former classmates. He warns the reader that telling others about their own experiences will lead them to miss the people who shared them.
Holden’s story begins on the Saturday following the end of classes at the Pencey prep school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. Pencey is Holden’s fourth school; he has already failed out of three others. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and has received notice that he is being expelled, but he is not scheduled to return home to Manhattan until Wednesday. He visits his elderly history teacher, Spencer, to say goodbye, but when Spencer tries to reprimand him for his poor academic performance, Holden becomes annoyed.
Back in the dormitory, Holden is further irritated by his unhygienic neighbor, Ackley, and by his own roommate, Stradlater. Stradlater spends the evening on a date with Jane Gallagher, a girl whom Holden used to date and whom he still admires. During the course of the evening, Holden grows increasingly nervous about Stradlater’s taking Jane out, and when Stradlater returns, Holden questions him insistently about whether he tried to have sex with her. Stradlater teases Holden, who flies into a rage and attacks Stradlater. Stradlater pins Holden down and bloodies his nose. Holden decides that he’s had enough of Pencey and will go to Manhattan three days early, stay in a hotel, and not tell his parents that he is back.
On the train to New York, Holden meets the mother of one of his fellow Pencey students. Though he thinks this student is a complete “bastard,” he tells the woman made-up stories about how shy her son is and how well respected he is at school. When he arrives at Penn Station, he goes into a phone booth and considers calling several people, but for various reasons he decides against it. He gets in a cab and asks the cab driver where the ducks in Central Park go when the lagoon freezes, but his question annoys the driver. Holden has the cab driver take him to the Edmont Hotel, where he checks himself in.
From his room at the Edmont, Holden can see into the rooms of some of the guests in the opposite wing. He observes a man putting on silk stockings, high heels, a bra, a corset, and an evening gown. He also sees a man and a woman in another room taking turns spitting mouthfuls of their drinks into each other’s faces and laughing hysterically. He interprets the couple’s behavior as a form of sexual play and is both upset and aroused by it. After smoking a couple of cigarettes, he calls Faith Cavendish, a woman he has never met but whose number he got from an acquaintance at Princeton. Holden thinks he remembers hearing that she used to be a stripper, and he believes he can persuade her to have sex with him. He calls her, and though she is at first annoyed to be called at such a late hour by a complete stranger, she eventually suggests that they meet the next day. Holden doesn’t want to wait that long and winds up hanging up without arranging a meeting.
Holden goes downstairs to the Lavender Room and sits at a table, but the waiter realizes he’s a minor and refuses to serve him. He flirts with three women in their thirties, who seem like they’re from out of town and are mostly interested in catching a glimpse of a celebrity. Nevertheless, Holden dances with them and feels that he is “half in love” with the blonde one after seeing how well she dances. After making some wisecracks about his age, they leave, letting him pay their entire tab.
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“We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the photo shoot for the Radio Times and Propped Up as they prepared the ‘Souvenir Edition – Farewell Bake Off’.
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Yoni Massage London by Tantric Journey
What is a Yoni and what is a Yoni Massage?
The Yoni is the Sanskrit term for the vagina and the female reproductive system. Tantra celebrates a woman’s Yoni in order to highlight the significance of it in the cycle of life. The foundation of life was believed to begin in a woman’s Yoni that was a chain reaction to all life energy in the universal system. An imbalance in the woman’s Yoni was thought to reap many ill effects in her life as well as the interconnected energetic system around her.
Therefore the ancient practice of Tantra and Toa engineered a massage (bodywork) to bring about an energetic balance in the woman’s Yoni. Sexual energy is the basal energy for life energy to flow through – birth being the initiation of life itself. Therefore this massage was performed on women to release their negative energy in the form of Amrita. Amrita is the Sanskrit term for Female Ejaculation. The female ejaculate contains negative emotions of a woman in the form of emotions. This is only further validated by the recent research done by Dr. Emoto Masaru called The Messages in Water.
Having understood the immense benefit of a Yoni massage; Mal Weeraratne proprietor and founder of Tantric Journey School of Healing and Awakening started Yoni massage classes London to educate the public. Tantric Journey aims to create vast awareness about the vital necessity of Emotional Detox through Bodywork (Yoni massages) to make the public understand how important is it to remove and release negative energy from the body.
The current day and age brings about a lot of disconnection within oneself due to the lifestyle, perception and psychological exposure. Processed inorganic food; busy work schedules; broken homes; stressful environments; constant break outs of violence; media exposure; lack of lifestyle knowledge; drug abuse; sexual abuse; physical abuse; emotional abuse; psychological abuse; detachment from family and a demanding lifestyle contribute to this disconnection and emotional abyss that manifest as physical experiences and path in one’s life.
Therefore the retain the ‘zen’ within, despite the criticism of practicing a ‘medieval’ treatment of vaginal massage London; Tantric Journey continues to provide its care and love in other parts of the world too.
Tantric Journey Yoni massage classes in London have become popular through word of mouth and experiences that annual workshops are held in Tao Garden in Thailand. The workshop receives participants from various countries for a week filled of positive energy and negative emotional release. The workshop is called Emotional Detox through Bodywork that is ideal for men, women and couples.
The Yoni massage in London by Tantric Journey concentrates on the vagina and hence why it is called the vaginal massage in London by Tantric Journey, as it focuses on the female prostrate which is also called the G Spot. The female prostrate was disregarded until recent research that showed all women do have prostrates that produce female ejaculate and this prostrate is the G – Spot.
Therefore this is how the Yoni massage is applicable for a male too as it focuses on the prostrate to release negative emotions.
A yoni massage maintains the energetic balance of the body that allows to produce positive thoughts, positive emotions and positive life decisions by shedding the negativity in the body. The body’s valence is changed from negative to positive improving overall health (emotional, physical and psychological = mind, body and spirit)
Healing with Mal Weeraratne
Mal Weeraratne is an alternative healer who masters in the art of Emotional Detox through Bodywork. He is the Founder of Tantric Journey - School of Healing and Awakening and he is the British pioneer of Emotional Detox through Tantra & Tao Bodywork.
Mal Weeraratne has just released his first book Emotional Detox through Bodywork which was released in May 2016. The book talks about his expertise as a Bodywork healer for almost two decades, his techniques and perspective on emotional healing.
With the rise of researches on emotions and physical health Mal’s work is revolutionary as it has been able to bring about healing to over 3000 women. Despite its unconventional methodology that is often criticized there is ample information and data to validate and solidify the healing model created by Mal Weeraratne.
Mal’s work has gained quite a momentum that it has expanded it’s teaching to Thailand in unison with the Tao Grandmaster Mantak Chia. Mal takes Tantric Journey on an annual Emotional Detox retreat to Tao Gardens in Chiang Mai.
Mal Weeraratne is a born Buddhist from the island of Sri Lanka and having had a Buddhist upbringing enjoys the Tao Garden environment to practice his sensitive and soul soothing workshop. He believes nature plays a vital role in healing and greenery is quite capable of absorbing the negative energy that a client is trying to release.
Emotional Detox through Bodywork is Mal Weeraratne hard work and years of study for the sole intention of healing the lives of people who are in dire need of healing.
Emotional Detox through Bodywork is a well sought after alternative emotional release therapy by men, women and couples. Men like to learn the art of Emotional Detox through Bodywork to help their partner, women like to learn Emotional Detox through Bodywork heal themselves of trauma or cleanse themselves of negativity. And lastly couples opt to adapt Emotional Detox through Bodywork into their relationship to develop intimacy, trust and love.
Mal Weeraratne has encountered a lot of negativity in his path to healing as the treatment model is often referred to as ‘unconventional’ as the knowledge of emotional healing is still growing. Through the years all physical ailments has always been traced back to a lack in physical or biological malfunction that the idea of emotional dysfunction causing physical discomfort is a brand new concept in healing. But the reality of healing portrays the fact the mind is a major factor in healing; if the mind that controls the emotions is calibrated to a healing frequency the body heals automatically.
Having encompassed abundant knowledge on the reality of healing Mal Weeraratne studied in depth about emotions, the body’s energy systems and ancient techniques that mastered emotional healing.
Despite the negativity having seen the realm of happiness his clients enter after his treatment, Mal decided to start his school of Healing and Awakening called Tantric Journey to make the public more aware of emotional healing and to teach his techniques to others who wish to heal.
The Showmans Show 2016 review
Thank you to everyone who visited the DIY Marquee stand at the show, it was a fun couple of days chatting to customers new and old.
Our new Commercial Demi Marquee for sale seemed to prove very popular whilst feedback from our long-time customers has given us plenty of food for thought regarding new product ideas for the future.
There’s always lots of have-a-go activities at the show and this year there was a really good one – Clayzer (laser clay shooting). We can highly recommend it, especially so as all 3 of us ended up on the leader board. If you think that’s competitive you should see it when we take all the warehouse lads go karting at Christmas!
3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees
Our 3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees are ideal for covering entrances to buildings or mobile toilet units. Our Commercial Demi range is far superior to the Classic Range with thicker 500gsm PVC The entrance height is 2m with a height of 2.6m on the tallest side. The marquee is modular meaning you can extend or reduce its size in 2m sections to suit your needs.
An excellent 4-season marquee (can be used year round though additional precautions should be taken in snow and extreme conditions) ideal for sustained use in the domestic market or marquee hire industry. We recommend the use of tie down kits unless you have your own method for anchoring the marquee down. As with all DIY Marquees should the unforeseen happen any replacement part is available to purchase separately and our experienced customer service staff are always available for any advice you may require.
This marquee is made up of one piece, not by connecting multiple marquees.
Our 3x4m Commercial Demi DIY Marquees feature:
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- Strong up to 38mm galvanised steel framework
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- 'simplex' design (only 2 different length poles used throughout the marquee) for ease of erection
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- 3m wide wall panels with zipped entrances at either end
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- 12 month warranty and full spares back up service for peace of mind
- Can be extended for future expansion