Friday, September 16, 2011


A cup of black tea scented mango and an almost-finished paper, the comfortable introverted companionship, the acquaintance made of Kandinsky in the name of attempting to making academic absurdity bearable. I can't help but try even with the work hard now/slack later ethos that's characterized my entire academic life. I barely have the ambition to be an artist or a writer, let alone pursue degrees and that kind of trajectory. Instead, I mess around, feed my brain, hang out with the souls I enjoy when I get the chance to.

The thought of sitting in a classroom of unbearableness after a long week led to a long-deferred and much-needed lunch hour excursion of food consumption, hanging out at the cemetery, and exploring the old Chinatown and due to my lack of photographic posting, I've decided to tag along with Randal's 30 day challenge thing. So here's the self-portrait, face obscured by signage and reflection to protect the guilty.

It's good for one's soul to be out in the fall air, walking and feeling momentarily free. We were made to walk and stand, not sit crouched at desks and sedentary. Hopefully I'll get to hang out under the bridge downtown but that doesn't look like it's in the plans tonight as I finish what I can before the place closes, thankful for weekends and the precious crystalline interludes of revelation like the first time I heard this album and it blew my mind.


Anonymous said...

how did pedestrian get such a bad rap?

Randal Graves said...

Yeah, yeah, almost finished, rub it in why don't you, Miss Obviously Guilty of Something.


Word verification: expollo, a conquering exploration, much in the spirit of Norman founder, Rollo.

thatgirl said...

I don't know, as we who walk see more than those who drive.

I just pretend that Chris Cornell died in 1996 and was replaced by his evil twin brother.

expollo: Apollo coming down to save the day?

mine's ingatic... ingots and galactic, neither of which I possess.

rebgarof said...

Hey you. Yes, yes, yes. E-mail: Let's talk via electronic messaging.

Randal Graves said...

Are you suggesting that Chris Cornell recorded after 1996?

I prefer to consider gold crayons as ingots.

Anonymous said...

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