There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. ~ Joseph Conrad (1902)
Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around.
Shift the swaying river's shift,
Oceans fall and mountains drift.
It's a Man Ray kind of sky.
Let me show you what I can do with it.
Time and distance are out of place here. ~ R.E.M. (1985)
I don’t like this place. Everything grows in the wrong direction. ~ Rustin Cohle (2014)
There isn't much else to say about yesterday. It was a sad waste of time and gasoline.
After dinner, we watched Richard Linklater's hilarious and excellent Bernie (2011) and then Lee Daniels' also excellent, and very dark, The Paperboy (2012). There is some dim solace in film. And then I slept and dreamed and woke shivering. No one should wake shivering from the cold on a mid-June morning, especially when there's not even an air conditioner running in the house.
My Lamictal dose went up to 75mg. today, still below "treatment dose," but I hope to feel some relief soon. Soonish. Soon is a pretty vague and relative word.
Today I need to try and begin a short story for Sirenia Digest #101.
Untethered and Drifting,