log for 2011
Had an odd thought pop into my mind: Is thirty "old"? It had
never bothered me before, never been an issue, yet there it
was, in the morning when I finished my reading, out of
nowhere. Not an hour later, I watched the movie "200 Motels"
and in it, Frank Zappa mentions how he's thirty, and that's
I was going to meet my parents for lunch. I had started down
one way, then realized I had to go a different way, so I cut
through Earthfare to get on King Street. As I turn there, an
overwhelming sense of doom opened over me, like a cloud had
gone over the sun, and I tell myself it's nothing, it's just
because I'm going another way, but the doom lingers, and it
puts my antenna up, puts me on guard. So I go to turn onto
King Street, and there's a guy standing right by where I'm
about to turn, looking around. My first thought is that he's
trying to cross the road, but then I noticed he was by an
Appal Cart sign, like, waiting for the Cart. But still, I
thought I better make sure he's not crossing when I try to
turn. Sure enough, when I start pulling out, he starts going.
I slam on my brakes, he sees me, I wave him across. The car
behind me lays on the horn -- I guess I should've kept going,
hit the guy?
Anyway, the next day, I'm going down the road and it hits me,
the whole deal, how I'd had that sense of presentiment and
then I'd almost hit the pedestrian. I'm going through the
story in my head, kind of mumbling to myself about it in the
way of crazy folks, and then just when I get to the part where
I almost hit the guy -- I see him. There. On the corner. Same
Reading "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. In the book, an
exclamation is "Flyers!" It stuck with me, for some reason,
and I kept thinking of it -- Flyers! Flyers! Flyers! Then, the
same day, I watched "The Shining" movie, in which the boy
wears a jacket that says "FLYERS" on the back.
I've gone I don't know how many years without hearing the term
"the good doctor," and today I heard it twice: once in the
movie "Eyes Wide Shut," which I was hesitant to watch but did
anyway, and the book "The Passage."