For some reason I gravitate towards the Arctic. Maybe because my love for the movie “Map of the Human Heart” and the book, “This Cold Heaven” by Gretel Ehrlich. The Inuits who reside in Greenland are the only group of people who had the choice of becoming modernized but decided not to. They still travel by dog sled as opposed to petroleum driven vehicles. It’s ironic how my petroleum consumption living in the modern world is endangering their survival… I think the girl in the picture knows this and wants to sing a song about this for me.
The Dead Game
The short story “The Specialist’s Hat” written by Kelly Link tells you how to play the Dead Game. This picture is about a twin brothers who play the Dead Game while their father sneaks off at nights to go and have an affair with a woman in the forest.
When I was in high school, I was a bad student. I would skip school to listen to record and draw pictures. Sometimes I would draw pictures of rockstars. After all these years I still do this time to time. (Drawing portraits of rockstars not skipping school)
The Flower Seller
I sometimes use search engines to pick (random) photographs to make a collage. Then with that collage, I will use it as a starting place to make up a story. Some of the photographs use in this collage were shanty town, an old man with hunchback, man pushing an ice cream cart in India, etc.
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