Sunday, February 26, 2012

WILD RUMORS OF REALITY

"Suddenly from some unknown source, a narrow beam of light pierced Aomame's body. She felt as though, mysteriously, she had become transparent. When she held her hand up in the beam, she could see through it. Suddenly there was no longer any weight to her body."
—page 220, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

Aomame's Philip K. Dick 2/3/74 moment.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

WILD RUMORS OF REALITY

"She kept this up for a long time until finally, the thought struck her: Maybe I can look at it this way—the problem is not with me but with the world around me. It's not that my consciousness or mind has given rise to some abnormality, but rather that some kind of incomprehensible power has caused the world around me to change."
—page 106, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

"After you do something like that, the everyday look of things might seem to change a little. Things may look different to you than they did before. But don't let appearances fool you. There's always only one reality."
—page 108, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

WILD RUMORS OF REALITY

"But at least one thing had been proved: Fat might be clinically crazy but he was locked into reality—a reality of some kind, although certainly not the normal one."
—page 318, VALIS by Philip K. Dick, as found in VALIS and Later Novels (The Library of America).

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

WILD RUMORS OF REALITY

"Things may look different to you than they did before. I've had that experience myself. But don't let appearances fool you. There's always only one reality."
—page 9, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

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Herman Melville. Philip K. Dick. Steve Erickson. Haruki Murakami. Others, many others.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

THE GROUNDHOG'S SHADOW


Sunrise in the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, February 06, 2012

WILD RUMORS OF REALITY

"That is the power I have, and it is not the power of enchantment; it is the most precious gift of all: reality."
—page 540, The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick, as found in VALIS and Later Novels (The Library of America).

Sunday, February 05, 2012

JUDGMENT


Taken through "stained glass" Plexiglas (transparent thermoplastic).

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Friday, February 03, 2012

ICE


Today, the temperature approaches 60ºF. Two weeks ago, temperatures were at or below freezing and the "world" was coated in ice.