Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reflections: Leap Day, 2012


Having not posted anything here for many days, I feel that I cannot in good conscience let a Leap Day pass without being dated by a brief post.

I have felt for several days that radiation from the recent solar storms has been affecting my body chemistry and my brain waves, bringing me strong dreams by night and a sometimes almost unbearable sense of dread in my waking hours. It is not as though real-time circumstances on the ground haven't been sodomizing me for real; but it's been more than that. And I blame the sun and his tantrums for my distress. It helps me to have that target.

Please admire the portrait of this old man, donated to the cause by my Irish FaceBook friend, Fiona Clements, a.k.a. F3. If you want to know why that alias is, you'll have to ask the lady.

Check out this tiny piece by Leonard Cohen from his Book of Longing:

WORK IN PROGRESS

he's going to get sick
and die alone

he is the main character
in my little story called

The House of Prayer

That says it all. Just wait. You'll get old, if you're lucky. Or whatever.

So, it's Leap Day. But I'm afraid of heights, so I'm not jumping into anything. Just waiting.
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7 comments:

Honkmofo said...

Fiona did a great job! That's really cool!

Rodak said...

True dat.

Fiocle said...

Hey, thanks Honko and Rodak. :)

I am honoured for the mention, and in such good company <3 Two of the coolest older guys I ever never met.
For the record I loved drawing your portrait. I had the same feeling when it came to a close as one does when reading the last line of a good book - *sigh*.

Tales told with dignity.

It's healthy to be scared of heights.

Fiona xo.

Moose said...

Hope you feel better, my man. Feel free to shoot me an email if you feel the need to vent.

Rodak said...

Thanks, Fiona! And thanks for the Cohen clip. I hadn't seen it. I will surely take a look tonight, when I get home from work.

Rodak said...

Howdy, Moose. Will do. Thanks!

Fiocle said...

Thanks very much, Rob - I am flattered that you kept this on here when you were tidying up. thank you.