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To Sleep Perchance To Dream
Is this real or am I dreaming? Do you ever think that when you're asleep? Hollywood is full of movies and series asking that same question. Am I awake or am I dreaming? I have asked myself that while dreaming and even found myself stopping and asking, what does this mean? What does it all mean? Then the dream stops, pauses, and fades away as I begin to wake up to darkness and ask again, what the heck does that mean?
October is by far my favorite month of the whole year. Temps are getting cooler, sweater weather is starting, leaves are changing, pumpkin spice in every possible food or drink combination from every company on the grocery shelf. But the best part of October is the holiday that is over way too soon; Halloween!
Your Body Starts To Shiver
Hands down the best and only classical Halloween song is Thriller by Michael Jackson. I get the creepy, crawlies every single time I hear that song, let alone, watch the video. It takes all of your fears when it comes to Halloween nights and wraps them up in the voice of Vincent Price who was the man of horror in his time.
A Heart-Shaped Locket
Through the darkness, an image begins to form. An image of snow-covered mountains, deep, green valleys, people laughing and dancing about. Animals roaming the hillside as dogs run through the fields. The sun shines bright, the sky is blue and sprinkled with a few clouds. As I stand in the middle of the field, the images begin to move faster as if someone has hit the fast forward button, and there in the distance, over the hill something is coming.
The Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel, the name itself brings about images of mystery, murder, and a not so nice of an area in Los Angeles. The hotel consists of low-income residential rooms as well as rooms for the traveling public. My interest in this story was sparked when the popular paranormal group Ghost Adventures announced that it was having a special investigation.
An Artist's Tool
The use of scissors is usually to cut but I tend to use the scissors differently, for editing and creating. Both of these create happiness in my life. I'm a landscape photographer who loves capturing the beauty of nature, once captured I have to use a "scissors" tool to edit the photo, removing man-made objects, photobombers, and even those objects that weren't seen in the beginning. I also use the tool to cut out the surroundings so the focus can be more on a specific scene instead of the great big outdoors.
Travel, Travel, Travel
Ever since I was a kid I found solitude and happiness when over the road or in the sky traveling to a new or favorite location. I enjoyed it so much that I found myself in the airlines several years later and moving into different positions in different locations. But times change and I grow tired of working for little to nothing and still required to put in the endless hours or being on-call when it is convenient for upper management.
Enjoy The Silence
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller's Day Off How very true that time can fly by and before you know it another year has passed. The Pandemic has been hard on everyone not just in a country but around the world. Having to adapt to new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. Jobs being put on pause, restrictions to public gatherings, police violence, capital riot, unemployment benefits delayed or stopped, delayed vaccination roll-out, and non-stop talk on social media.
In A Dream
A look up to the sky reveals a starless night with the thick smell of summer in the air. An occasional breeze passes by to help cool the sweat on the back of her neck. Something calls to her on this night forcing her to go outside and walk towards the large barn on the hill. Her dad had tried to make a go of it, to keep on the family business but in the end, there was nothing left to do but sell.