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December 2, 2009


currently listening to the veronica’s untouched, but also vacillating back to this love.

not exactly the most cheerful or original music but i appreciate them.

i was thinking about the lunar phases today. the other day my friend ben remarked that the bunch of us writers seemed really frisky and really tightly wound. his suggestion was for us to “run around the building.” i realized, later that day, that it was two days before the full moon. sometimes these lunar things really affect us.

last night was the:

– snow moon
– cold moon
– oak moon
– moon before yule
long night’s moon

these are all common names for the december full moon, but my personal favourite is the long night’s moon. a long night it was. i feel like the tensions of the writers here – sexual, emotional, creative, interpersonal, intrapersonal, stress-related, everything – they are all building up and last night they started to come to a bit of a head. people who were present can choose to disagree with me, but i was certainly more sober than most and i just sat and observed.

games of “I Never” never necessarily end well.

this song is rather relevant to the situation at the moment – the refrain of “untouched.”

this place is something like summer camp. we are all put together, working hard, mining deep emotion (or not), dredging up some heavy stuff, having some snappy arguments, having some interesting nights, some interesting discussions, and i think that it is really starting to come out. this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just pretty intense.

the other day in fiction class, krissy mentioned that she had a dream that our entire class was in a boarding school together and our instructor, steve, was our principal. i reassured her by letting her know that i, too, had had an odd dream about us. in my dream, the entire program was living in a dorm together – but the dorm had glass walls. i saw too much too soon and i woke up gasping from the dream. it was very intense! i guess it relates to how close we all are – how quickly we became so involved and enmeshed in each other’s lives.

the glass wall dream wasn’t good and it didn’t end well. i need to start writing these dreams down because some of their predictive qualities are interesting.

i guess my point is… i feel a little less frenetic now that the lunar phase has cleared and the long night’s moon has lessened. a little less heavy. a little lighter. a little bit more anchored.

5 days until i am on a flight back to my toronto.


PS – i guess my question to you all is… what dreams have you been having lately??

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2009 6:00 pm

    i had a dream that pitbulls were hanging from my armpits by their teeth.

    big up on the full moon shit.

  2. carly permalink
    December 12, 2009 5:26 am

    i’ve been having apocalyptic dreams! 3 in the past month.

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