Then I went back to to bed for a bit, and I dreamed that I became a Cary Grant type art thief (only I was more like Sean Connery), like Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair (but, again, I was more like Sean Connery/James Bond) and I stole art & jewelry from mega-rich art collectors who themselves had collections made of stolen art. Some of my preferred locales were Buenos Aeries, Quito, Dubai, and New York City.
To do this, of course, I had to gain entree in to the world of the mega-rich people, which I did with my sophistication and charm and sheer chutzpah. Glittering parties and all that. Hints of orgies too, but none of that materialized. I really loathed the people and enjoyed ripping off their prized art, most of it stolen from museums.
Anyway, by then it was 7:30 or so and the dog woke me up to take her outside to poop. So, there went that dream.
More than Technician, I have stayed away from Husi for quite a while now, mainly just reading, seldom commenting. I've been spending a lot of "social media" time on twitter and goodreads, because I'm trying to sell books because I'm crazy, so I need to get better known among book readers. Also, although Kellnerin will believe it when she sees it, I have two new books coming out relatively soon.
But like Technician I really miss this place when I'm not around. I haven't really participated much here in a year or more. My bad.
Like, frinstance, I read Lord Hulver's account of his London to Scotland bike ride and was very moved by it. Not just the courageous ride, but the honesty of the writing and photographs, including self-portraits of a man going to the very edge of complete exhaustion. I've been thinking about that a lot.
Also been thinking about Atreides's recent entries; very moved but not able to say much.
I think I should spend a little more time here again. It's a place of real friendship, which I could use a bit of right now actually.
Twitter is fun also, in a way, and I've met some friends through it also. But my intent there is quite mercenary, which it isn't here.
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