Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A Gothic Child Arises From Her Cold Dark Grave

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Photo: January Snows Bring February Flowers


A groundskeeper told me that as long as it doesn't snow that this flower (pictured above) should do alright. This flower has taken advantage of the mild 2005-2006 Central Illinois Winter to get Spring started in this last week of February.

I failed to ask the groundskeeper which variety of flower this is, but I like that dark purple color! It looks like a goth flower, if a flower could be gothic!

Photograph taken February 28th, 2006 in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

Parasailing South of Wabash & Macarthur

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Photo: Parasailing - A Photo I Wish I Took - Darn The Traffic!


Driving home during rush hour tonight I had the pleasure of watching two parasailors slowly loop their way round, and round high up over Springfield, Illinois. I was driving south on Macarthur Blvd. with other traffic fast, and furious I didn't dare attempt any photographs.

The parasails were at several thousand feet when I first spotted them, and could be seen all the way from Outerpark, and Macarthur. They looked like little purple birds at that point.

By the time I reached the Intersection of Wabash, and Macarthur just one of the two parasailors was still airborn, the other having landed in a field.

It was a rare sight, for Springfield, Illinois. To watch these two airborn acrobats doing their sky loops was not only dangerous for them, but somewhat dangerous for all the rush hour drivers. I could tell that other drivers were also taken with the novelty.

The parasailors were using a very large tract of farmland on the south side of town. I guess that would be a relatively safe place to practice this sport. In coming years, as Macarthur is pushed farther south the entire area south of town will be prime for residential, and commericial development.

Every morning as I drive down Wabash headed toward the Stanton overpass I can't help but think how that rich black soil, literally some of the best agricultural land on the face of the earth, will one day host residential, and commerical development.

It could successfully be argued that using that land for those purposes is an incredible waste of resources, however it makes more sense to develop that land, which is closer to Springfield than it is to push even farther away from Springfield's center.

But for now it's just a wide open space - a safe area for parasailing.

PhotoSource: www.pbase.com

Monday, February 27, 2006

Can You Hear Me?

Can you hear me?
I'm speaking to you.
My lips don't move.
But I'm speaking.

I really can hear.
I really can.
You're coming in loud, and clear.
I'm catching every word.

I understand.
Thanks for sharing.
I didn't know that.
Well I guess I did.
In the way that we all know those kinds of things.
Whether we believe it or not.

That's very exciting.
Oh, is that so?
You're sure?
Wow!

Is it time to go?
Maybe sometime soon?
I'm kind of stuck here.
As you can tell, I can't really leave.
I'm sort of stuck right here.

Come back real soon.
Cause it's boring here.
Without you.

My soul won't leave this place.

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  • jeromeprophet@gmail.com

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