Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Wine of Forgetfulness

In Wong Kar Wai's odd martial arts film, Ashes of Time, a character finds a cask of wine that will make the drinker forget.  As he consumes the wine, his memories fade away, until he suddenly gets up and rides  away toward the dawn.

 I can tell it will be a night without much sleep and no rest.  A quick Google brought me to Proverbs 31:7,"let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Last night I dreamed about Natasha's funeral; it was dark and full of people I didn't know.   They asked me difficult questions that I couldn't answer.   The day before, at the gym, some song I had never heard before sent me stumbling and sobbing into the showers, crying that I missed her.  Maybe because the tumult from last month is slowing down, these Natasha bumps (as in bumping up a topic in an Internet forum to keep it active) have been happening. With less to occupy it, my mind goes to her, sometimes unwillingly.