Friday, May 16, 2008

I Didn't Walk Toward the Light

Just a quickie to let everyone know that I've survived my surgery. I did go into it with the idea that it was minor, but in reality, all surgery is MAJOR. And mine was no different. But the good thing is that I survived. I've been home recuperating but relaxing and reading a lot of books. Think Goodness for the NY Public Library Card!!!!

The graduation when very well since the last time I wrote. I'm no longer "working" for Out at the Center for the time being. Relaxing and healing has been my main priority for the moment. Luckily I have good friends to check in on me and make sure that I'm okay. Thanks Paul!!!! I've been taking vicodine and it has the strangest way of giving me really weird dreams. I'm talking really, crazy stuff too! A word of caution: NEVER EVER take vicodine and watch "I Am Legend" (the Will Smith film, or for that matter the original version: "The Omega Man" with Charlton Heston) on the same night: It will FREAK YOU OUT!!!!!!!

I read last week a book by T. J. Parsell called "Fish" that was very interesting. It make me think, "hmm, I wonder who has the film rights for this book?" I finished Michael Cunningham's Specimen Days. Wasn't crazy about it, but it was a quick read. I'm reading now 3 books: Paul T. Rogers book "Saul's Book", Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and Armistead Maupin's The Night Listener. Needless to say I'm taking it easy while the swelling subsides.

Oh, I watched Looking for Langston. A film by one of my favorite director's Issac Julian. This was one of his first films and it made me think a lot about another film called "Brother to Brother" by another one of my favorite filmmakers' Rodney Evans. They both dealt with the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Gay struggle. I wonder if Evans' was inspired by Julian's film? Either way, it was powerful filmmaking. Both films. So if you have an opportunity, put it on your Netflix queue or go to you local public library. I got Looking for Langston and the Brooklyn Public Library. Go figure?

On a more serious note, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of China and Myanmar and all their family members who reside stateside. God Bless.