Sunday, May 24, 2009

Insomnia Loves 13

Sleepless, in the middle of the night, she'd flipped on PBS and caught a short film that seemed to be about herself.  "Mitte", Noro Ejaita's little film about an over-emoting street performance artist in Berlin hit home.  She learned the filmmaker's own story and felt recharged.  There was a place for her - Everywhere!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


She'd been challenged to examine her inner saboteur.  Powerful.
Biggest revelation was that her crying was often not about emotion but a sabotage tool to avoid dealing with difficulties.  How'd it take her this long to figure that out?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What? Pee Standing up? Like a man?

She'd accepted revolting restroom experiences as a part of adventure travel - even a kind of badge of rugged honor.  Balancing backward, on tip-toe, knees bent, over awful little holes or atop teetering commodes, praying for minimal splatter strengthened quads and gave one a real appreciation for certain western facilities.  She was prepared for the same in Ecuador.  That's why she was stunned to learn of this Whiz Freedom contraption that the DAT was encouraging all women to bring...  Really?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Savage Infra-Realism from Mexico

This book!  Infuriating, self-glorifying, original, over-hyped, arrogant, flawless and addictive.
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