January 16, 2011

journal entry

Oh my goodness! That has got to be one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. My heartrate is up now, I was so into it. It was exciting and lovely and terrifying, all at once. And oh, does it make my mind race! Such ideas! Such things to fill my head and my dreams. Such possibilities.

But combined with my jetlag, I feel marginally insane. I remember this feeling, thankfully, so I can tell myself that it's really okay, that I'm not crazy and I'll feel better soon. But the paranoia is overwhelming. The sense of
wrongness, from being awake when everyone else is asleep. Messing with circadian rythms is not for the faint of heart, I tell you what.

I cannot get over the story though, the convoluted genius of it. Incorporating dreams and magic and tea and ballgowns and life and death and love and family and
time. All the things that I like best. Amazing. Just amazing. I am literally in awe. I am in awe, and I am paranoid and feverish and my head is filled with dreams and possibility. And hope. And fear. And the future.

Also phlegm.

And I think I will remember this, now, this night. Feeling so full, after finishing that book. The pain in my back and the heat in my face and the inumerable irrational fears that I feel -- feel in my
arms, of all places. And some sensible part of my brain telling me I should stop this silly gushing and go to sleep, and most of the rest of me coming to the slow realization that I kind of hate that sensible part, and wish it would just shut up for awhile, and relax, and let me be.


  1. I've been looking for a good book to read on vacation so I'll have to get that one! =)

  2. You are so great. Thanks for sharing even this silly part of yourself. I love it. This book sounds AMAZING! I should check it out. Hope your schedule works it'self out soon. but if it doesn't...welcome to the late-nighter society. Would you like the role of Parliamentarian, or Secretary?




  3. @Melissa: At the risk of (continuing to) sound like a gushy dope, I have to say it really was one of the best books I've ever read. It's part of a duo though; "Dreamhunter" sets everything up for the conclusion in "Dreamquake." It took me a little while to get into the story at first, but then I couldn't put it down.

    @Ang: I'll take Parliamentarian. Because it's a longer word, and because I've never done it before. (What the hell, right?) <3

  4. Well I'm very grateful for the 'Spindle's End' recommendation so I'll have to track this one down too!
    It's lovely, that feeling of fullness after reading a book.

  5. lol! You got it. the hat's in the mail. ...not really, but what a grand idea! <3