Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Palmetto Dreams


Yesterday turned out to be a challenge. When I had two jobs, there was enough work to keep me very busy during the day, and as a result I was able to block out a lot of the student hijinks going on around me in the library. Now that I'm back to just one job, I'm seeing more hijinks and feeling the need to intervene. I suppose that's better for the library but it's less pleasant for me!

And wow, did I ever sleep last night. I went to bed a little after 9 p.m., and I had a long series of dreams that took me twisting and winding along the shell marl coastal backroads of rural Florida. I didn't remember the plots when I woke up -- I never remember my dreams -- but there were a few flickering afterimages in my mind, like retinal ghosts.

Dave and I, trying to broaden our cultural horizons, watched the first episode of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday. I was immediately biased against the show because we have to buy it from iTunes for $4.99 per episode, which is just ridiculous. But we splurged on one just to see what's up. It's a bit too bloody and graphic for my taste. Even days later, I am haunted by the image of the boy being thrown off the tower. I just don't need unpleasant stuff like that in my life, do I?

I've finally finished putting my best photos from the Seychelles online. Should you be so inclined, you can see them here.

(Photo: Sitting in the rain in Paris, on Saturday.)

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Oh, you met Reya in Paris, how fun! Just for the weekend? Did she stay longer after you went home?

"Retinal ghosts" ... love that.

We watch Game of Thrones and really like it. It's not so much brutal but probably the way things could have been in those fantasy days. But $4.99 per episode? Perhaps not. I know how you feel though about watching things that are negative -- you don't need them in your life.

ellen abbott said...

My sister has the first season on disc so we watched that after reading the books. Haven't seen any of the others. I would not pay $5 per episode though.

Ms. Moon said...

My favorite picture? The Bulbul's! You got some very, very wonderful shots. You've inspired me.
I LISTENED to the first book of Game of Thrones and it was a joy. I do eventually want to watch the series but I'm not obsessed with that. I do surely want to read the next books.

Sharon Anck said...

"Retinal ghosts", I love that!
I really enjoyed the photos.

Reya Mellicker said...

I, too, tried to watch Game of Thrones. After the first 15 minutes I had seen gory beheadings, with sound effects, and some other kind of grisly scene of something being gutted. I thought, "Why the hell am I watching this?"

Oh, I love the photo of that poor person sitting there in the rain. Do you remember you murmured something sympathetic when you took the pics?

The dreamscape has been crazy for everyone during this week of the big ole eclipse. Crazy crazy dreams.