Life is good when you can walk around your hometown and find places out of books. Today I wandered around the city center and found it had turned into Rain Wild Street: Wares from all over the world on display, goods of sundry sorts and kinds, both exotic and everyday, artful and useful, all shop doors thrown wide and the shops brimming with wondrous things. It's not every day the consumer society I live in makes me wax lyrical, but today was one of these. I must have spent ten minutes in that incense shop just drinking in the scents and admiring the pretty decorations. My favourite shop ever is still the one full of hammocks and windchimes and candles and paper laterns. The moment I move into a place with actual room to spare (as opposed to my current state of living in a box) I want to get a hammock. Ideally a two-person one, woven and striped in shades of green and blue, like the one I saw today.
Later I was sitting by the river and basking in the sun, and a swan awkwardly heaved itself ashore less than two meters down the bank from me. It flapped its wings a few times, which looked impressive, and began grooming itself, which looked far less majestic, but adorable. I watched it until it waddled back to the water and took off downstream.
I love these first few weeks of summer term when school still feels good and life is so much easier simply for a lack of cold weather. I had the hell disturbed out of me yesterday by a play I had to read for my 'In-yer-face-Theater' seminar. Here I thought Hellsing was gruesome, but it has nothing on 'Blasted' by Sarah Kane, I can tell you. And I don't mean that in a good way... But life, overall, is going too well to remain disturbed for any amount of time, so I'm almost over it.
The only cloud in the metaphorical sky (there are none in the real one as of now) is that I still don't know what I'm going to write for the next issue of HOWL. We do pride ourselves on printing anything, be it ever so hackneyed. Still, none of the ideas I'm harbouring these days are suitable for a college paper consisting mainly of puns, quotes, and in-jokes. They are all too undeveloped and asking for a more epic scale than the short story format has to offer. (What the hell am I getting myself into??) So, if anyone has any spare inspiration lying around, donations are gratefully accepted.
Also, a meme from lordofthewheel
, because I was tagged. The tagging is built into this one. *nods sagely* Cunning...
Leave your name and:
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal