Posts Tagged ‘reincarnation’

The Body & Brain of God – Round 4 : Page 6

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

The music turns queer, distorted, choppy, sounding nothing like the well-worn Israeli psy-trance tracks that I know I set to play. It’s as if it’s being twisted through a time warp, so I’m hearing some beats and tones before the ones they follow.

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Don’t Fear the Reaper – Round 4 : Page 4

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Maybe this is the wrong approach. There is opportunity, true, to embrace death in my own fashion; but do I thereby win? Is blinking out with a minimum of discomfort and maximum dignity the only available goal? It seems meager.

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Guilty on all Counts – Round 4 : Page 2

Friday, July 4th, 2008

“Maybe three months until you start showing symptoms, if that. From there, it’s rapidly downhill. Bedridden in six months. Your type of malignancy has a survival rate of about five percent at a year. There are always miracles, of course.”

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Delivering the News – Round 4 : Page 1

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

“Sorrow sometimes teach a lesson well,
And I know that good can come from bad
So let’s look into that morning Star
‘Cause you know just who you are…”

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Portrait of the Artist – Round 3 : Page 9

Friday, March 21st, 2008

“Do you want to talk about it?” Llewellyn inquires softly. She has been sitting patiently, while I absorb the implications of a lifetime.

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the Hottest Thing that Ever Happened to Literature – Round 3 : Page 8

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Llewellyn gazes at me quizzically. “I just composed the first line of Ulysses,” I explain.

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My Past-Life Regression Therapist – Round 3 : Page 7

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Llewellyn’s job is to sort and search these files, divining interconnections between them and leading the mouse pointer to the likeliest prospects. It is an inexact science, to say the least-but, with history to corroborate recollections of notable avatars, it is actually less so than, say, psychology, in which my past-life regression therapist holds a distinguished Ph.d.

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Round 3 : Page 6

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

She produces a small vial of amber liquid. “Laced with DMSO for fast action.” I stick out my tongue. “How deep do you want to go?” I hold up three fingers. She administers three hundred micrograms, more or less, first to me, then herself. The alcohol solvent mildly burns my tongue. I momentarily see stars. My belly tumbles in anticipation. My skin tingles.

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Somewhere between the signing and cashing of the check – Round 3 : Page 5

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Maybe I’ll cast a spell when I get home. Haven’t done that in forever. Seemed easier just to buy things. My spiritual health, I realize with a heart- stopping flash, has never been more precarious. When did I get to be so…worldly?

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Game of Life (Round 2 : Page 12)

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

It feels good to walk out of prison, even after only an hour. Bad vibe doesn’t begin to describe it. Penitentiaries, are, after all, the closest thing to Hell which actually exist.

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