June 1st, 2007


fire and drought

(I didn't take that photo, found it on google and edited it)

Wildfires have been burning in Georgia for 6+ weeks now, burning 600,000 acres. :-( Even though it's happening pretty far from here, a few days ago I could see and smell the smoke. It makes me want to cry, thinking of the wounding of the land -- I love this state like a person, and it hurts that she's in trouble. (and I can't bear to even think of the trees) Today I felt moisture in the air for the first time in a LONG time (and I didn't sweat buckets like I have been) -- it felt so good, and I was certain it was going to rain but it didn't. I wanted to dance naked outside! I feel so frustrated that I have no place to do that. and I wish I had a tribe to do a rain dance with. Maybe I should call up Rebecca and get her to sing 'Flood' -- that always used to work. But she's in NM now, don't want them to get the rain. And according to weather.com, we're not actually due rain for another week. It doesn't help that we are in extreme drought... "Extreme drought conditions are defined as those expected once in 50 years, based on many indicators." I want to help, and can't. :-(

I've been more connected to the earth lately (lousy timing!) -- I started going outside once a day to lay on the (drying up :-() moss next to our door. I've ignored it in the past because it's not really a 'yard,' just a teeny bit of ground before the parking lot, but after trying it the first time and feeling so amazingly refreshed and revitalized, I realize that earth is earth, even if it is surrounded by concrete. And staring up at the sky and branches of the few trees around, I feel so... full. I wish I could give back.

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Sexual (Dis)Orientation: Gender, Sex, Desire and Self-Fashioning by Tamsin Wilton (from amazon, per queerbychoice's recommendation)
Coming From The Light by Sarah Hinze (from amazon)
The World Is Bound By Secret Knots by Noe Venable (from amazon)
Invisible Ones by Orenda Fink (from amazon)
Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh - Vol III by Christian Jacq
Ramses: The Lady of Abu Simbel - Vol IV by Christian Jacq
Ramses: Under the Western Acacia - Vol V by Christian Jacq
The Godmother's Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (from amazon)
Godmother's Web by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (from amazon)
The Summer Storm Journals by Noe Venable (from the artist)
Catgirl Frank Frazetta poster (here's a full-sized image)

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randomness: welcome new people, music, landscape drawing meme, commenting stats

I just spent a goodly pile of hours looking for cool new people (and have added a few people over the last week, just randomly), so welcome diepunyhuman, inangkor, justkat2, jzer, luisrico_1867, sylvanfae, underwatercolor! *waves* Feel free to fill out my get to know you survey (thanks Kat & Luis!) I seem to get the urge to make new connections whenever I'm feeling disconnected from my current people, which sucks because then the new people get the initial impression of me as a negative/down person, and that is so totally not me. But it's okay because first impressions never last, or so I firmly believe :D

bluebl00d, I've been listening to your last.fm radio for the last few days -- love it! (except for the classic/80's rock, sadly) and every time that Drinking In LA song comes on I get positively giddy. I love the Playing By Heart soundtrack so much. I need to buy it -- I only have the score. Anyway, my point was, you have awesome taste. ;-)

Happy Birthday synisterchyck! Hope you have a fabulous day!

The landscape drawing meme: click here and make/save your drawing before looking under the cut. ((Don't look at my drawing or the other comments first!)) Then post your drawing as a comment and I will analyze it for you! Comments are screened until I interpret them ;-)

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