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i hope you are prepared for a new, non-vegetable experiment. i have been fascinated for a long time with asemic writing (markings that resemble alphabets and language but do not create explicit words or meaning). i feel this one is a conversation between occident and orient. i feel they are getting along well here. wishing for more of the same in the real world.
mediterranean wild thyme
black hole sun
my son, who has decided that grunge music is one of the few acceptable musical styles of my unfashionable era, took a look at this photo, and said, “black hole sun.” i said, “cool title.” he said, “not a title, a song by soundgarden.” just because i lived through the grunge era does not mean i am an expert. anyway, i have now listened to “black hole sun,” by soundgarden, having been educated about my own history by my seventeen year old. so it goes.
lily of the valley leaves
just a letter to say i love you all. asemically.
memorize your lines.
this is the famous asemic soliloquy, handed down by whatever the wildlife equivalent is of william shakespeare, that contemplates the question of suicide from all sides, and concludes that thinking too much gets in the way of action. thank you, nature-hamlet. i really would prefer to live another day.
nature bits arranged as asemic writing
remember gym class? first you do the burpee station, and the phys ed teacher, in the baseball cap with the whistle around his neck, says, “rotate!” and then you go to the pull-up station, and after that the sit-up station. and then the squats station. rotate! time for sprints!