Phreddie Spider’s Web: “The Care-Nurse” — 2.004

The Care-Nurse “I can only advise.” Ms. Elda looked down toward the white floor. “You, of all people, know this.” The Care-Nurse, with her hair tied in a braided rope, elegantly wrapped around the top of her head, pretended to write notes, while she watched George through the monitors. “The decisions that will be made will benefit George.” The Care-Nurse…

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Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Treatment” — 2.003

Treatment George was alone with his bad feelings. He wanted to eat, but his stomach felt squeezed. His head was foggy and lazy. He wanted to hear his mother’s sympathies, but she was gone. His eyes opened, just a little, and he surveyed the room. His ears remembered the soundless nature of the Center. Scattered lights, muted by stone. Light…

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Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Ms. Elda” — 2.002

Ms. Elda “George” A quiet voice said, “Hey George.” George feels a warm hand upon his forehead, and opens his right eye, slightly. Seeing through the squint, his mother’s hair tickles his cheek and annoys his eyelashes. He smells her. Still returning to himself, he searches his memories: friend, flowers, a yellow sleeve. I have to pee. Repressing the nagging…

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To The Children: Pre-Recorded

    Pre-Recorded. So sorry. Not writing. Reflections? Have there be any? Any Self? Napping, wake-me when something changes. Living. Time-passages. Daily routines. Patterns to lean upon. Propped-up by daily concerns. Every timeless now, and thens which pass unseen, I rub my sleepy eyes. Sitting on my terrace in the chilly, late evening air, my attention on the phone, swiping…

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To the Children: Different Realms

Yesterday, I watched a streaming broadcast – this particular broadcast I watch everyday. Over the years of viewing, I have come to appreciate the views and information and occasional bits of wisdom. However, recently, the duo who speak on a variety of subjects, have become morose — negative, doom-saying, and exaggerated. Yesterday’s broadcast was particularly dark and “doomy.” Afterward the…

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Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Dance” – 2.001

Phreddie, submerged within the Iktoo vision, had gracefully moved through the night. He knew nothing and everything. He moved with an individualistic unity that spiders know. With the light, Phreddie paused — let go. He was only himself, and he was alone. They looked through the lens onto the world. The lenses appeared as antenna or as the dot of…

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Phreddie Spider’s Web: “The Edge of Circles” – 1.003

Guardians. George had observed their patterns. Guardians, like spiders, make webs. “Not webs, they don’t make webs,” George reminded himself. “They are the web.” Guardians are web-like. They are the strands of silk that catch. George continued to remind himself of this detail. As he walked the path to the edge of the circle, he tried to counter the Induction…

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To the Children: Time Out of Mind

Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan titled an album with this phrase. I have the CD, but I don’t remember it too well. Maybe it will shuffle into my playlist? Context. Once in a while, a song will play in a context that suits it, offering me another chance to hear it. Capturing my attention, when previous listens did not.…

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Director: Michel Gondry Released: 2004 Writers: Michel Gondry & Charlie Kaufman Featured Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson         Notes Love imperfect because human love is imperfect Note all love relationships incomplete/unhappy review the other parallel relationships to avoid the feelings from unhappiness → erase from memory Motifs Water Drowning…

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Imperial China: Sui & T’ang

                    Imperial China Dynasties Sui (589 – 618) T’ang (624 – 755) Sung (960 – 1279) Yuan (1279 – 1368) Second Empire – Sui Dynasty & T’ang Dynasty Sui – unified the north, then conquered the south to unify the country – re-established the central government – restored the tax base,…

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