December 14th, 2001

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two dreams last night. one in which i fell in love. i remember a spontaneous kiss, that's all. in the other one, i was present when anthrax was discovered. i remember seeing yellow powder all over some guy's face.
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a couple more quotes from this book.

"People don't come up here looking for more of the ordinary, they come up here because they want to get away from the ordinary. That's what space represents, the chance at an extraordinary life.

"Most people on Earth never get a chance to feel what it's like to be extraordinary. The best they get are pictures of other people being extraordinary. And once in a while some lucky schmuck gets an extraordinary experience and it transforms the quality of his life from that moment onward. Because once you've had one extraordinary experience, you know that once isn't enough. You want your whole life to be like that. So people come up here, Max, looking not just for an extraordinary experience, but, for what they wanted all along - extraordinary lives."

and:

"In one of his weirder moods, Douglas once said that the best definition of a living creature is that it's a bag of water that moves by itself and makes more bags of water. Life is nothing more than a convenient way for water to get up and take a walk. Life is how water takes a vacation. Life is the way that water flows uphill. Et cetera et cetera et cetera." :)
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the project

pageeater has commisioned me to create a painting inspired by and populated by my impressions of some of her favorite livejournal friends. coincidentally some of them are very special to me as well. some of them i don't know at all. she has asked me to document the process in some way here. i'm not sure if i will mention any or all of the people involved. i'm not even sure how this is going to work. a couple of the journallers involved have already taken virtual-visual form in my mind's eye. those i know best will be easiest. it may be that there is no identifiable attribute to some or all in the finished work, but the inspiration will definitely be there. i intend to spend a lot of time at each journal over the next couple of weeks as i finish my current evolution. then we'll see what happens. this is a wonderful commission, perhaps the only kind i can happily accept, since the guidelines are so abstract in themselves. thank you!
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