I know the feeling, the feeling of seeing a place for the first time and knowing by the heat in the blood that I finally found my home. I was mentally aware home was out there, had pictured it in my head hundreds of times. But had never previously set foot on the hallowed soil.
Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before. ~Dalai Lama Once a year is not enough to visit a place for the first time. Assuming two weeks vacation for the unique trip, there remain fifty weeks mired in daily, weekly, monthly rituals. It need not be. For the cost of a library card, it […]
You must close your eyes otherwise you won’t see anything. ~Lewis Carroll I wish I could close my eyes at 12:30 pm tomorrow and see the plane landing 15 hours later in Taipei…better yet…22 hours later in Manila. I am dreading the upcoming flights to the Philippines and the return a fortnight later.
I am in a shallow boat running low. The oars stroke rhythmically, consistently, no deviation in time or speed, tick tock mind the clock. Push, drop, pull, raise, glide. Tick. Push the arms forward. Tock. Drop the blades in the water. Wind the clock. Tick. Pull using all the muscles in the back and arms […]
Originally posted on Adventures of an American Traveler:
Awakened by a Demon The demon screeched as if being tortured in the pits of hell where every last inch of its flesh was flayed and the writhing, skinless, oozing body was dipped in rock salt and set on a slow-burning flame. “Uh-Ooooooo, Oh-Noooooo, Tu-Qoooooo, Fu-Quuuuu, Quuuu-Quu-uuu-uu-u”…
I go into a dark room looking for a record album and feel in my hand the wriggling form of a centipede who has chosen to sleep in the binding. ~Julio Cortázar With my writing, I explore the dark rooms of my soul, those buried places visible briefly at the tail end of a blink […]