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hold gently what you wish to grow old with

* Had one of those dreams last night, the one where you find an extra room in your house and you're wriggling with excitement and POTENTIAL. In the dream I decided I was going to dedicate the space to (another) library. Also, the room was discovered because children were growing and moving out of the house, the children were my two young nieces. In these dreams the door is always a secret, hidden thing, and in this case it was inside a bedroom closet.

* A show of hands - how many of you know Shirley Jackson's (QUEEN!) unbelievable "We Have Always Lived In the Castle"? OMG!!! How have I never ever read this before???

* I finished "13 Reasons Why" last night. And it was hard and sad. I think it was simultaneously successful and a failure. I don't understand the overuse of Ian's Joy Division....and the other 80's tunes....I still maintain that this show is about dialogue and needs to be watched together with young people. In a culture where we are currently embroiled in seeing a divide between races, I wonder if the divide between sexes might not be the more important discussion...

* Finishing a second bust at the studio. Next time, I do it my way. I've learned a lot during this class, but this technique is nothing but frustrating for me. Still, I'm not complaining, just reminding. I will try to remember my phone next week so that I can take some pictures. I guess....I need to decide which way the goat-footed Muse wants to stroll. 3D or 2D. It's all tangling up inside of me right now. I'm feeling unmoored, to say the least. Autumn is ALWAYS my creative time, so I really need to focus here. Maybe NaNo will help me navigate.

I love how genre stations can always introduce you to new-to-you artists. This guy, for example -


Oct. 25th, 2017 07:31 pm (UTC)
My "new, undiscovered rooms" dreams are often either about curiosity, or stressing over how to use that new space. As in, it will create a disruption to my current space and methods!

"We Have Always Lived In The Castle" was in our library at home, while I was growing up. One of my mother's favorites. Creepy and fascinating!

Oct. 25th, 2017 11:57 pm (UTC)
Ha! That's an interesting twist on what is normally perceived as an unconscious sign that one is on the verge of something new, self-discovery of hidden potential.

It is a GREAT book and I can't believe I've never read it and never even heard of it! Have you read her other works?
Oct. 26th, 2017 01:18 am (UTC)
I've only read Jackson's short story, "The Lottery," apart from that novel. I think everyone reads that in Jr. High. It's such a strong allegory of the inhumane things we will allow so long as there is a chance we will be among the spared.


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