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* The menfolk took off Thursday for lands high and yonder and I went to my parents. I returned Saturday evening and they got back yesterday afternoon. All is good. Back to the grindstone today.

* I finished King's Duma Key and was disappointed in the ending. I thought it really fell apart, become comicbookish, outlandish, and for some strange reason, shockingly racist. But the first 2/3rds remain magnificent. Here's some of the quotes I highlighted -

~ God always punishes us for what we can't imagine.
~ Pain is the biggest power of love.
~ You should never trust a person who prays in public.
~ as if she had whistled for a dog and gotten a wolf.
~ Art is the concrete artifact of faith and expectation, the reazliation of a world that would otherwise be little more than a veil of pointless consciousness stretched over a gulf of mystery.
~ Be brave. Dont' be afraid to draw the secret things. No one said art was always a zephyr; sometimes it's a hurricane. Even then you must not hesitate or change course. Because if you tell yourself the great lie of bad art-that you are in charge-your chance at the truth will be lost. The truth isn't always pretty.

* Also saw Norman Reedus in Sky and that was pretty great. Streaming on netflix right now. A small film. I loved it.

* The Olympics are over and what I got to see when I was at my folks' was fantabulous. I'm sorry for Lochte, I'm thrilled for Jorgensen, and amused that NBC is so old-fashioned but still...OLYMPICS!

* Woke from a dream of the boy I used to love and live with. In another (seemingly) lifetime. He's always still that boy in my dreams and I dream of him more than one would believe I could or should. In this dream I was trying to return a human skull to him....he didn't want it. There were more strange Jungian symbols in the dream - teeth, tattoos, mussed beds, and rain...but it was a dream, so....yeah.


Aug. 23rd, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, racism from King is surprising. Those are some beautiful lines, it's too bad they had to be tainted.

Dreams are so weird.

Sorry I still haven't managed to get the 1x03 discussion up. Repetitive strain injury is still being a bitch but I'm determined. Hoping to get it up in the next couple of days.
Aug. 23rd, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)
It was a shocking single line that seemed to come out of nowhere. Odd. And unsettling.

No worries, J!! Let me know if you need a second pair of eyes or to bounce some ideas around with.


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