Tuesday September 30 2014

Rob Lion.[i]

☼ ○ ▬

Stuck in a room with a five-year old girl who's been possessed by a demon. In her hand is some kind of sharp ice pick. She slashes my chest and stomach in cross sections – blood squirting everywhere. It's hard to determine if this violence is happening figuratively or physically – all I know is it feels very real. The girl keeps repeating nonsensical phrases like "Sneaky, sneaky, don't be sneaky!" in a sinister voice. Meanwhile, there's another scene going on inside my head: a black and white photo with so much contrast it's hard to make out but it's understood if you magnify the image in the left corner you can see a creepy ghostly face staring directly at you, at me. The ultimate kind of shiver runs down my spine – I can't even describe how afraid I am. Somehow I manage to go into another room where my mom is. I don't have time to explain what's going on to her but I demand she pray over me. We stand there in the living room behind a coffee table holding hands. She's praying. "Use Jesus's name!" I say. She starts to use the name of Jesus. All of a sudden the possessed girl marches into the room, her eyes affixed on me. She tries to reach me on the right side but I shoo her away. Then she tries to come around the left side. With all my strength and spiritual energy I yell in a crescendo, "Go awaaaaaaaaaay!" and my hand pushes her back towards the door. She exits the room. Now we're safe. It's as if the evil agenda she had for me vanished into thin air.

▬ ○ ☼

Waking up around noon.

Honey Crunch n Oats with Strawberries and Almond Milk. Banana.


Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich. Potato Chips. Honey Green Tea. KIND Blueberry and Cashew Bar.

Teaching a couple piano lessons at Music Makers.

At the Rec Center for adult basketball. I arrived somewhat late with no time to warm up. But it doesn't show for the first couple of games. I'm on point knocking in 3-pointers and driving into the hoop. One of my defender's teammates criticizes him, "He scored five on you. I counted!" One game after another – they just keep going and going. It was a great night for basketball and I feel satisfied.

Orange Roughy Filet with a hefty Salad of Kale, Spinach, Carrots, Tomatoes, and Cranberries, and a small bowl of Cheesy Macaroni.

Watching Night Moves (2013).

Organizing piano technique exercises for my students.

Orange Juice Soda.

Practicing piano.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Rob Lion.

No comments: