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Getting ready for the Big Sleep here at ARJLog, hence the low activity level. As we're winding down the count, here's a retrospective.
Best of ARJLog!
- Strange Babies
Maybe not an outright nightmare, this was definitely a creepy anxiety dream. I can still remember looking down at the little shape of hands pushing out of my belly. I seem to have a lot of anxiety dreams related to pregnancy and babies. What's up with that? I dunno, maybe just a natural progression from one-eyed snakes and big ripe tomatoes?
Unpleasant while dreaming, I always look back at this dream as the cool beginnings of a poem or sci-fi-ish short story. Actually, there was a point in the dream where it wasn't unpleasant anymore. Once I became a wolf in the dream, I wasn't bothered. It was just in the truck / car chase that was disturbing.
- Two Dreams
The dream of the little dead Chinese sister was another of those that was dark but compelling afterwards. I could turn this into a poem as well. Blows my mind, thinking about Step-Mother taking the face on the photograph and bringing her back to "life" with it... Where does my brain come up with this stuff?
Actually a relatively boring dream, except for the image of the kingfishers, vivid blue, diving into the most sparkling, crystal clear water imaginable, snatching fish. I didn't realize this until recently, but kookaburras are a type of kingfisher. Hmm.
- Two Odd Dreams
Again: strong visual impressions. The poisonous life growing under the sea, and the lush, safe, vivid life found hidden in the middle of suburbia. They're both really strong, still, in my mind.
- Proper Squid Etiquette
Hahaha! Priceless. Just bizarre, and funny, although maybe not to anyone other than me.
- The Dream of the Flying Elf
One of my happiest dreams ever. I think the Flying Elf will soon emerge as a full-fledged personality in me.
- Babette's Feast
No real comment here, but that it was a great film. Food and family. Feeding the body and feeding the soul. I dug it.
- Gone Gonzo
When all the trouble started.
- Loser, Redeemed
Losers of the world, unite. There's more to life than being a misunderstood teenager.
- Creative Commons Exploration
One of the few things I wrote that may actually have intellectual worth. It's all Fishrush's fault, though.
- Whakakau Paikea hei! Whakakau he tipua hei!
A neat movie, made all the more neat by its proximity to my visit to New Zealand. Makes me want to get in touch with my primitive feminine roots.
Life / Observations
- Santa Dispossessed
I still think of this guy sometimes. Hanging around Newtown, you see a lot of homeless, but most of them are distinctly on methadone or in some other way much more scary or unsavory or culturally/socially challenging and spark that wormy middle class fear. Poor old harmless guy in Starbuck's. I wish I had something better to say to him. Or had been able to listen more. Or something.
- A Perfect Day
At a stage where I didn't like my job (but didn't dare admit it), wanted desperately to leave the country and be with Mr Wiggins so I could get on with my life already, and feeling really stuck and really stressed out. I'm glad that's changed.
- I'm Taking These Dumb Paper Lanterns Down
One of my least annoying attempts at dealing with romantic rejection, I think.
- The Kindness of Sisters
Even if I had a car now, I wouldn't do this, not now. That was reserved for Bellingham.
- Walking Through the Park
Whatcom Falls Park is just one of those magic places for me. Fertile, alive.
- Shine (An Interlude)
I'm not sure if this one really makes sense to other people. But it's actually really good when you know all the inside jokes.
- Kay-kiokio Cowboy
I was singing this song from Joe v. the Volcano yesterday while I washed the dishes. I'm still dreaming of moonlit South Pacific waters.
- Terra Australis Incognita
Becoming an immigrant.
- Cockroach Sympathy
I'm still learning to love Australia's national animal.
- Beyond Urban
Finding my way around my new hometown. South Head is a great place to go for the day.
- Adultishness, Childishness
I think this pretty much sums up a big chunk of my outlook on life.