Lonely ghosts and an almost-full moon…

 

A very sensory, yet very surreal, week. Or mindset.

Things are both ambiguous and very clear. In mental limbo and yet absolutely certain about…well, see the secrets part below.

A inevitability from which there is no escape, and yet, a promise of a new beginning.

It’s a little maddening and frightening, but also soothing and comforting.

I’m frustrated and resigned at the same time. I’m believing in my instincts and dreams and signs but also practical about their impossibility in this dimension.

The moon is blue-bright and has been keeping me awake, but it’s not even full yet.

There’s lots of secrets, which are also revelations.

Some songs from the 90s are (uncharacteristically!?!?) the current soundtrack to my inner world. Out of nowhere I had this urge to listen to them.

I’m both running away and towards something, simultaneously. Distance, and closeness, all at once.

Nothing much seems to have a point right now, including this blog, yet I’m compelled to put words out there, even if they are trivial, unrelated, or don’t make any sense.

Watched a movie tonight titled “I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore”.

Been wanting to give “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” a re-watch, and re-read Griffin and Sabine, but hesitated to take that literary/cinematic journey.

“Foolish man. You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened. You do not dismiss a muse at whim.” – Sabine Strohem
Nick Bantock, Griffin and Sabine

 

 

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Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return

So, I was lucky enough to have someone treat me to a trip to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. It’s an incredible exploratory and interactive experience.

Words can barely describe the feeling that you get when you are there.

You never want to leave…it’s a dream that you had when you were a kid but forgot about until now.

It’s every fantasy book you’ve ever read, come to life.

Alice in Wonderland.

Charles de Lint’s The Onion Girl.

The Victorian/Baroque feel of a Victoria Holt novel.

The Gormenghast Trilogy.

I could go on, but I’d rather you get lost in the House of Eternal Return, instead.

Just go. Get on a plane. Take a train. Take a portal. Cross galaxies. Whatever you have to do to experience it.

Visit the Meow Wolf website for more information:

https://meowwolf.com/about/visit/

New York Times slideshow (visual spoilers):

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2016/03/21/t-magazine/inside-the-house-of-eternal-return/s/21tmag-house-slide-QY1U.html?_r=0

 

Travel to Other Realms or Other Planets….?

I have been dreaming of other worlds even more lately, and wishing I was in one of them…(maybe it’s because of NaNoWriMo).

So, this blog will be dedicated to the ten fantastical/impossible places I would love to visit, or live, if I had a Tardis, a wardrobe, a looking glass, or a portal to another dimension.

1. Jupiter (Or any of the planets, really, but Jupiter’s always been my favorite)

2. The Gormenghast Castle (Mervyn Peake)

3.  The winter world in the real Frozen–in “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson

4. The Earth’s ocean depths

5. Avalon

6. Middle Earth

7. The planet Thra (The Dark Crystal)

8. The forest in the movie Legend

9. Athshe (Ursula K. Le Guin)

10.  Tamson House  (Charles de Lint)

Where would you go?