Things I’ve discovered while being on a media diet the past week:
All in all, though it was challenging, it was a positive and somewhat enlightening week for me…what it comes down to is, do I want to be a constant consumer of other people’s images/words/ideas, or do I want to be primarily a producer of my own?
So, it finally happened: someone finally recognized my true face and damned me to hell.
Perhaps it has to do with the 358 - everyone is always saying it is the scary demon bus. I like it. Maybe that shoulda been the first clue. I had just parked my car in the usual spot and was walking to the bus stop. There was a woman in a black hoodie walking ahead of me. I was catching up to her as we got to the crosswalk, and she turned to me, as if to ask a question, but instead, I got:
"LORD JESUS CHRIST!" several times in rapid succession, along with an invocative hand gesture. I ignored her and kept walking. But she followed, continuing her invocation. Not one to ignore such things, I turned to say something and was promptly damned to hell with yet another hand gesture. I shook my head resignedly and said something along the lines of "Happy Friday to you too" and kept walking. She muttered something about not liking my face, along with a fresh spate of other obscenities and walked the other way, presumably not willing to be caught dead with someone as horrific as I at the bus stop. MAN - where is Jake Perrine when you need him??? I'd have loved to say something like "Hello Pandora - don't be FRIGHTENED!" in the multi-voice of the creepy cherubim demon from my solo show. Then she'd have had a REAL reason to invoke.
At first, I felt a little hurt. But if she is one of those psychic, religious crazies and caught any whiff of my true self, she was probably right to invoke, from that fundamentalist, Christian point of view. Case in point:
1.) Jesus Christ is NOT my personal lord and saviour. Never has been.
2.) My actual spiritual beliefs are decidedly woo-woo.
3.) I have used tarot cards & ouija boards, performed rituals, astrally projected, and spoken to ghosts.
4.) I time-travel in my dreams and see things I shouldn't see.
5.) I am clairsentient and a little clairaudient.
6.) I am fascinated and inspired by the supernatural; it heavily populates my reading, writing, acting & visual art.
7.) Also, I am currently playing a vengeful ghost, in rehearsals to play one of the 3 fates, and about to begin rehearsals for a ghost play.
So yes, I have come to the conclusion that I am actually one badass demon and should hold my head high. Check out my myriad demon faces below!!!
Day to day thoughts, rants and mental detritus.