*This just landed in my sister's email box, sent on 0612. That's a LONG time for a message to be out rambling......*
I really need a digital camera. I don't think that often, seeing as how I am in love with my SLR, but every once in a while, it sure would be nice. Not just for the instant gratification, although that is a nice thing as well.
I came around a corner on an Ohio interstate, and there was the most amazing scene in front of me, straight out of an apocalyptic movie. The interstate stretched out in front of me, black, wet and empty, since it had been raining all day. On either side, there were steep hills of pure greenness threatening to overtake the road. At the end of the road there was a giant crumbling tower, disappearing abrubtly into the clouds hundreds of feet up. Looking closer, I could see that the tower was actually made of several smokestacks of varying length in a slightly uneven row.
It was perfect. Except for the one car in front of me, and the bright green roadsign. Of course, as I got closer, I saw that the sign read "EMPIRE CORP LIMIT", so really, I suppose it could stay. A digital camera would have made it so easy to tweak that scene into a fabulously hellish image. Sigh. I still love my camera, anyway.
Later that day I passed a town that smelled entirely of mothballs.
Days ago, in Lockawanna, NY, I drove through a dirty, industrial area with smoke pouring from factories, that smelled just like warm cinnamon and sugar.
I got a round NOW poster at the march in Washington. I put Velcro on it and stuck it to the ceiling above my bed. It falls down every day, and every night I put it back up. That seems somehow fitting to me, so I keep it like that.
Today seems to be my day for random unrelated bits.
I like rivers. If I don't have plans, I always find myself following the curve of a river.
My bouncing monkey in a fez chipped his ear on Buddy Jesus' elbow.
I saw the Golden Palace in New Vrindaban today. It was... impressive. Gold. And really, quite a... palace. I'm not even sure what they worship there. I didn't stick around to find out.