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terra incognita

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 6:11 pm
Mood: atropsocus
Now Playing: Germaine Tailleferre - Concertino for harp and orchestra
There was a guy with a tattoo of a knife-wielding head of cabbage with sunglasses and stick feet.

There were three egrets in the Neponset River.
Olivia has rust-red hair and a snake ring and when she was a kid, she would go down to a lake and catch garter snakes. Maddy is blonde.
Someone brought his dog on the train.
On the green line was a tricolor guinea pig.
Maeve has a pearl pendant and freckle constellations.

I don’t know if there’s an easier way to get to Magazine Beach Park via the Red Line. What I can tell you is that it is not possible to ford the Charles River in that area. I think it might be possible to slog knee-deep across the Neponset.
I got some basil fried rice with chicken from Brown Sugar Cafe, which is right near Babcock St. station and looks a lot bigger on the inside than it does from the outside. While I was waiting, the black fish with white spots was chasing a cerulean fish with a yellow tail. There were clownfish in there too, just chillin’.
I’d say Babcock St, Pleasant Street, et al are classified as part of the Fenway and not Allston/Brighton. In fact, I’m pretty sure much of Allston is outside the reach of public transit.
I also got The Lathe of Heaven for 2 dollars at Goodwill.
That must be a hell of a view from the Boston University Bridge by night.

What I was expecting was a somewhat truncated Barber of Seville with piano in English along with a few well-known arias. What I got was a really truncated book-a-minute version of The Barber of Seville with Count Almaviva (tenor) and Rosina (mezzo-soprano) singing and Patricia playing the piano and cicadas providing background noise and Lydia with a tattoo of Exodus’ sigil on her wrist and a striped barber's apron, providing narration and occasionally breaking the fourth wall and the audience making some noise during a thunderstorm scene, along with a bunch of arias, the occasional lieder or other form of art song, and even an arranged English folk song, sorted by language, ending with a duet from La Gioconda. Two in Italian, from Rigoletto and L’italiana in Algeri; two in German, from Ariadne auf Naxos and The Magic Flute; one in French, from Werther; two in Russian because it’s Omar’s favorite language to sing in, one from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky and one, Spring Waters, Весенние воды, an art song by Rachmaninov, who had giant monster hands, two in Spanish, one by Granados and one from an operetta by Chapí; and two in English, one from an opera called The Student Prince. Also, just so you know, ten thousand miles is about 2.5 radians. In other words, it's not quite the furthest you can be from home without leaving Earth but it's pretty close.
Props to Patricia who has to play the role an entire orchestra plays.

David, with the Spanish pronunciation that sounds more like the i in Davina, had a black and white curly-furred dog named Pancho.

Jones has Strawberry Lime and i don’t know where else to find it but it is really good.

Rachel has hair the color of plums and a tattoo of a dagger on her arm but nothing on her chest, nay, that was just freckles and shadow, and had an outfit of lavender and citric shades of green and yellow. On her bag are pins of a pansy, stars against a night sky, Jake the dog, the pansexual pride flag which indicates a preference for warm colors, a Magen David, a sculpture made from clay that reminded me of Klimt.
She just graduated from Lesley, which she says is best at being an art school now that it bought the Art Institute of Boston. She says that drawing people is a great way to interact with them. She says we hear a lot of funny stuff. Neither of us would know, because we don’t speak Arabic. She says her brain has moved on to other things.
That’s why they put the map right there, she says. Everyone does it.

burning question: have you ever gotten on the wrong train? I've gotten on an Ashmont train once. I've never gone the wrong way, though.


promiseoftin at 2019-07-30 18:37 (UTC) (Link)
The Lathe of Heaven is amazing! Have you read her other work?
the room is full of ghosts
yamamanama at 2019-07-30 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
I read The Left Hand of Darkness when I was in high school and The Disposessed about 8 years ago maybe, and I read Earthsea when I was younger. I have Always Coming Home and I've been meaning to read it.
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