April 24th, 2010

Apollo 4 on column of fire

What I forgot to mention about birds

I mentioned that I neglected (except for at one spot, actually) to look for green herons, but I did not mention the wild turkey strutting back and forth on the driveway one building over, showing off his tail feathers. This I saw at the end of my walk. He looked as if he might wander into the garage, because the garage door was open.

This is probably the same turkey Kristy had seen earlier, as it showed itself off to the tame wild turkeys that reside across the street.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

My dream this morning

This morning, when I woke up, I had been dreaming about being in pain. This isn’t terribly uncommon, but this also was a school nightmare. I dreamed that it was Wednesday, and that I had taken one final exam, and that I had two final exams scheduled for Friday, and the second one was in a literature course and I would have to write an essay. But, because I cannot use a pen or pencil for more than a few, uncomfortable lines, I would not be able to do the exam. Indeed, I wouldn't be able to do the first exam, even though it was an engineering course of some kind, despite that it required less continuous writing.

Upon waking, I knew what the dream meant. It meant, first of all, that I was in more pain than usual, partly because of the work I have been doing in setting up Exherbo on my computer. It meant, also, that I am scared of the idea of working on Exherbo development.

I have to be cautious. I need to follow my general rule that I never take on projects, nor promise to deliver any result. When I have fallen for the lure of responsibility, I have come to regret it. I get a painful reminder why I am considered disabled.