April 9th, 2009

reading, creative

NaPoWriMo: Day 9

I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month, where the goal is to write one poem a day for 30 days. During the month of April, I will be using the writing prompts at ReadWritePoem.org and posting the results.

Day nine prompt (paradise)

Describe your version of paradise. Is it a physical location? a mental state? a religious concept? You can write today’s poem as an ode, if you like. An ode to paradise itself or an ode to whatever takes you there: a plane, a faith-based practice, a lover, a dessert. Imagine the joy of paradise! The elation!

You may also turn and run in the opposite direction: where is hell for you? What tortuous small town or big box store or reality television program sends you spiraling into despair? Take us there with you. Show us around.

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Dear Scientists: Please Work on This Technology

After driving The Gryphon to work this morning (he missed his train), I came home and slept some more. I dreamt some unfocused dreams about American Idol, since I'd just written about it. Then I had a dream about a new form of technology: a Remote Cat Petting Technology that would allow you to pet your cat long distance.

You would upload an image of your cat into a directory and then search through the directory for the cat you wanted to pet. When you clicked on it, a holographic image of the cat would sit in your lap, and you could pet it. The hologram felt just like a cat, but it was transparent. I think that the actual cat could also feel you petting it.

Possible interpretation:

My kitty, Luke, was lying near me purring, which probably caused me to dream this. I've also dreamt a lot about technology recently. Not sure why, except that many of my relationships seem to incorporate it in some respect any more.