Tuesday, November 4, 2008

sinks them somewhere out of sight

Please watch this if you have a moment

Garden built in a bomb crater, London 1942

Rockome Gardens, Arcola, IL

Dancing against a backdrop of obscurity, Singing from hearts mulled by history.

The trickster plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and norms of behavior

I love a dark children's book. The one's I like tend to be from the late 1960's early 1970's . My collection of them is fairly large and one of my top picks is Jacqueline Jackson's 1973 story called Endless Pavement {"Living in a time when people are the servants of automobiles and ruled by the master auto of the planet, Josette longs to leave her rollabout and try her legs"}.

Another good one that heavily influenced me is a book I found at the school library in 7th grade. Written in 1977 by O.T Nelson The Girl Who Owned a City (the cover Amazon has listed is so ugly). {"A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. There is chaos everywhere, even in formely prosperous mid-America. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately....... Then Lisa conceives the idea of a fortress, a city in which the children could live safely and happily always, and she intends to lead them there."}

It's late, super sleeps time. Tomorrow morning I vote and wish for the lesser of two evils.

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