they came in the night and stole my beauty
ah, they took my beauty
with careless hands
my insides shiny globules of fat
sliding through their
sliding through the wormhole
feeling the sun rising
like revenant salt crystals
caught in my throat
pale fragment of face
jostled in the multitude
a molecule too large
to fit into
Following is a second book from my list of unfinished books I started in 2010.
The Virgin Suicides
Their names were Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese, and they were destined, like Peter Pan, never to grow up.
They lived and died in the novel "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides, which covers the last year of their lives in the upscale community of Grosse Point, Michigan. Adolescence is a strange time. Your body is not your own any
Updated 01-23-2011 at 03:05 AM by qimissung
I watched a couple of movies over the weekend. On Saturday I watched a movie that I found very deeply affecting called "4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days," a Romanian movie about two girls attempting to obtain an abortion for one of them during the last days of the Ceausescu era. The dialog was so naturalistic, and what those girls went through. There was a great deal of tension, but they got through it OK, not without some emotional scars beyond the actual experience itself.
Updated 01-13-2011 at 11:34 PM by qimissung
Following is one of the books on my list of unfinished books of 2010. I am proud to say that I did return and finish "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and enjoyed it very much. It is a full, rich book. I have to say in my defense of this particular book that I stopped reading it due to events in my life, not because it was difficult or did not hold my attention. Herewith my review of the book.
This small book was written as an allegory to the human heart. I think
Updated 01-09-2011 at 09:49 PM by qimissung
According to Wikipedia, Janus is the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, endings, and time. He is "usually depicted as having two heads, facing opposite directions; one head looks back at the last year while the other looks forward to the new, simultaneously into the future and the past." He is a good god to remember as we start a new year.
I read somewhere that time exists only so that everyting doesn't happen at once. What a marvelous invention! I have always