Archive for November, 2016

Mercury

Nov 29 2016 Published by under Uncategorized

I forgot about my old shoes until they started whispering. Sitting in the corner where I threw them with some other shit and whispering to me while I was going to sleep. I knew I was imagining it but that didn’t make it any easier, they were still making a lot of soft noise. People think they’re being quiet when they’re whispering, but do you notice that usually they’re being louder than if they were just talking normally but quietly. Their noises are so irritating.

When I woke up I couldn’t remember what they were whispering, but I looked at them and left them there. I think part of me was curious about what they would do next. But mostly I wanted to know what they were whispering to me. I thought I would probably hear it again if I left them there, but I would hear better – more clearly, what they were saying.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Nov 22 2016 Published by under Uncategorized

Leaving my wife and child at the front door, because this is my day for my fishing trip, to be alone. Not that I need time alone from them, but that I don’t seem to be able to handle myself very well lately. It’s not them, it’s me. Jane calling to me (as I close the boot) to drive safely. My wife and child smiling. Waving goodbye to me. Wave to Daddy. Daddy loves you. I just need a few hours to be alone.

As I am driving into my journey, I am remembering what my mother said to me on the phone. She is a volunteer in a fabric shop run by a charity and one of the other volunteers worked on the wardrobe for Peter Weir’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. They say you should write what you know. Or say what you know, or something like that. It gets confusing, because it isn’t certain. Do you know anything at all? That’s something to think about, whether you know anything or not. How do you know that you know what you know? How do you avoid saying something about something you don’t know? Would you know if you didn’t know what you were talking about? You’d just think you knew.

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