when it's cold it is very cold. there are many ways to go about keeping one's home warm in the winter time. how you choose to build your fortifications is a crucial decision and every angle must be calculated. it is like preparing for a siege. recently discovered the goodness of hanging blankets over my windows. now i'm excited about my room. it looks like a really cool tent with random trinkets from around the world carelessly piled. im getting a sword and thats final. miss having a sword. when it's windy in the summer and my windows are open the breeze makes my tent's canvas flap and the cool air feels good.
my room is where i escape from and create new fiction. cold floor. i haven't decided if i'm going to show my room yet in this post but we'll see. listen to:
Chan Chan by buena vista social club
no wait.. watch it on youtube.. so good..
now i'm fluttered and i want to jam. pylemoon is fast approaching with merriment and boozery for all.
in china i once saw the coolest thing i've ever seen. it was in beijing. the city of beijing is a big series of circles. the center is a picture of chairman mao (ps mao means cat i learned) fastened to the forehead of the dragon: forbidden city. it's true. it's shaped like a dragon head. it faces across the street to the capital buildings and all of china's politics are handled in this immense epicenter. the street is crazy the divides the two because it is too big to walk across, you have to take a tunnel. and many streets in china are like this. in shanghai there are tons of them thus creating an elaborate underground connected to an intricate and widely used subway system. a 45 minute trip will take you for miles and miles and you'll still not cover the diameter of the city.
but back to beijing, the city of circles. there are circles printed on stones that make up the city's streets. in the first few rings of the city closest to the center the entirety of the community is covered in beautiful parks and recreation. there are gyms inside and out side there are all sort of outdoor workout equipment distributed and it's really cool. you'll see old people stretching everywhere you go and everyone seems to be very healthy. i saw this in the spring. in one of the parks we found a large group of people mostly old men bearing the same resemblance of retired military. they were singing. one man if not two were playing accordion and everyone knew the words. the music sounded of out hymns from long ago when these men were young soldiers they would sing at bars while on leave. i could see them in my head, getting fucked up and grabbin' pretty ladies just like soldiers on leave anywhere in the world. and their music was really quite beautiful.
this takes my mind all over the world. everywhere there is music.