I'm reading Maus II for one of my classes. Mind you I just started reading it yesterday, and the essay for it is due tomorrow. Yup, successful procrastination all the way.
I feel half insane. All I have in my head are these pictographs of incinerating mice in Auschwitz. Birkenau. Mice. He uses mice and men. Men with mouse masks when retelling the already told stories = displacement. "Imprint of the former." History vs. modernity. Authenticity vs. inadequacy. Trading cheese for labour. Selling cigarettes for love. And THAT's your life savings!
Spiegelman uses so much pun in the book it's crazy. And it's a COMIC BOOK for Krishna's sake.
I don't read comic books, but this dude's gonna make me have to get Maus, the original, as well.
I'm blown away. This books screams "Adam", with the boundaries it pushes in artistry. Jayce, you'd dig it too. Sphere and Joel, it'd be an instant hit with y'all for sure.
Question: Did I see Tristan yesterday? Who knows. I don't remember half of what went on yesterday. The cloudy days and rainy nights keep me transparent. I know for sure I saw my sweetheart of a niece, Keira, last night. She's a diva, but she's gorgeous. My other niece, Makaylah, came back from VA with my sis, with her crazy self. I got Melon Cucumber hand soap.
My aunt is sick. I haven't told any of y'all this, save for one of you. My aunt has leukemia. She just started chemo the day before yesterday. Prayers, thoughts, meditations = welcomed.
Answer: Did "I" see Tristan yesterday? All I know is with the fog and the rain and the dreariness I told him to have happy trails to wherever the heck he was going. Oh, correction, somehow he enlisted himself in the military and is being deployed to some remote closed location. Didn't bother get his Masters. Stopped working at Columbia as a TA. Germany was just too random. His eyes were grey, this time.
I think I saw him though...oh right...I saw him leaving.
I should've thrown a piece of cheese.
Hebrew Word of the Day:
(me-khee-LAH) n. Forgiveness.
Current e-Motions: tired...feel bad for skipping class...well, not really. Gotta go to work...meeehhhh.
Today's Riddims: James Blunt - Back to Bedlam - "You're Beautiful"