40

Not having enough as a kid and thankful for it … meeting Mkka in summer of 1990 … realizing what it is that Oedipa really found … 10am to 2am shifts in a theatre in Edinburgh … listening to “Ugra Karma” for the first time … H3O … Hakim Bey … Pullman and Wazzu … unholy musicks … “The sky above the port was the color of television tuned to a dead channel” in a book with the cover I didn’t really like … the first view of the Pacific … Edward Alexander and his path … Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm” in a cab between parties in San Francisco on the New Year’s Eve … Winterson’s The Passion … more London than I care to remember … House of Leaves … Jackson Pollock in MOMA … the saddest man in the world and his words … empty roads west of the Mississippi … COIL … a small hand always holding mine in the street … Steve Erickson … a chemically-assisted July night in Borrego watching the Milky Way … Takeshi Kovacs … finding out that forgiveness is the ultimate sign of caring … 45 minutes in a hotel lounge after a wedding in Buffalo with snow falling outside before a cab came … starting to half-heartedly watch Southland Tales and dazedly asking myself at 3:20am whether I’ll be able to like any other movie after that … the desert … the Louvre at 10pm on a cold December night … always my students … Oceania … feeling at home in the world …

So many memories that will always be only mine.

It’s been a good ride so far. Thank you.

Comments 10

  1. noir wrote:

    WISE

    Posted 31 May 2009 at 8:50 pm
  2. ss wrote:

    I’m just stopping by to say I really enjoy this piece of writing. it’s a very inspirational read. . . makes you recall your own memories, and thinking of how to freeze them in time is what always fuels your creative drive. couldn’t help but think some of the bits would make great haikus!

    keep it up!

    Posted 01 Jun 2009 at 2:34 am
  3. Martini wrote:

    Live long and prosper.

    Posted 01 Jun 2009 at 9:06 am
  4. darius von sirius wrote:

    Keep it going, man! Furrrtherrr 😉

    Posted 01 Jun 2009 at 8:55 pm
  5. ala, ola, piotrek wrote:

    always your students:)

    Posted 01 Jun 2009 at 9:27 pm
  6. trepik wrote:

    Now, THAT is poetry…

    Keep on Rockin’

    Posted 01 Jun 2009 at 11:03 pm
  7. mkl wrote:

    these words were so hot when just written; I had to wait these few days to let them cool down enough to make a comment, yet I fail to go beyond the phrase: “meeting YOU in 1990″.
    with love, M

    Posted 03 Jun 2009 at 9:41 am
  8. TwilightRa wrote:

    40 years in 280 words; a good ride indeed.
    Best of luck and at least 300 words more of memories.

    Posted 04 Jun 2009 at 2:20 pm
  9. doc/savage wrote:

    that is… so familiar
    keep up the good work and best of all possible worlds!

    Posted 05 Jun 2009 at 9:00 am
  10. Iceblink wrote:

    you’re the captain.
    and they can’t stop the signal.

    Posted 06 Jun 2009 at 7:25 pm

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