Friday, April 17, 2009

stranger things...



so there i am sitting. amongst noise, music, laughter, people, cocktails...and a thought rollicks across my radar screen, distracting me from everything physical and immediate. this demanding thought above all others. an image. of a person. who i've never met. i say to myself, how silly. it's only your imagination. but the stranger says hello. here i am. somewhere in the ether of imagination, i meet the stranger. i say, is this for real? or is this a wayward thought? and the stranger laughs and says this is for real.

it's all completely weird.
and makes me shake my head in wonder. and laugh.
don't ask me how it works. but there you were.












17 comments:

Dumdad said...

I'd ease up on the falling down water!

Janelle said...

que??? x

Tessa said...

That was me, Janelli! Just popping by to say hello. I think it happened 'cos I kinda live vicariously through you sometimes while trying hard to quell my searing homesickness for Africa. :-)

(I'm kidding, of course, but, hey, ya never know....)

xx

Janelle said...

hey tessa..you just never know!? xxx j

Bill Stankus said...

I really like the photo ... mysterious, something and someone almost 'there'. It causes one to pause and consider and ask, "What do I see?"

About your mental connection, some feelings are so powerful they play with our senses and turn things up side down.

Janelle said...

thanks bill. re: the pic. and re the mental connection. who knows eh? its happened to me a few times over the years. its strange. x j

Miranda said...

Ooh-er. A he or a she?

Reya Mellicker said...

This sort of thing happens to me all the time, as you know. I used to turn to other people in the room and say, "Can you see him/her?" or "Did you hear that?"

Considering the look of congealed tapioca I always receive in response, I quit asking.

Say hello from me!

Janelle said...

ya know, reya, maybe i shouldn't have posted about this...either people think you're drunk or just plain kooky....well. maybe i am both...hooah. still. i will say hi from you next time...
and mo - def a he.

xx j

Angela said...

I had an invisible friend for years, called John. And later real people named John or the likes came into my real life. I wonder...

Janelle said...

wow really Geli? amazing...so strange so strange...love it anyway. love the mind. XX j

Lori ann said...

i'm late, but here. does it count that i hear your voice (when i play your c.d.?)
namaste love,
lori

Bill Stankus said...

Ah, but I never said kooky or drunk ... but I will say, there's many things we experience that require no definition or explanation. Some things just are.

Janelle said...

hey bill! yeah i know! (actually, i can be quite the kookiest on the block, tho'!) i also know some things just are...i like to hear what other people think...sometimes the inexplicable is just too darn weird to admit...(?)

SafariB said...

Argh.. I posted at least 3 times and they all disappeared :(!

This blog is SO powerful Janelle. Its a great privilege to experience what you did. Breathe the moment.

xxx me

Mama Shujaa said...

Janelli,

Very interesting indeed. Love the leso/kanga on the sofa...unjaua kuna majini? Labda ni jini?

xoxox
Mama Shujaa.

Janelle said...

strange, B, strange.
hey mama! i THINK you are asking me where i bought the kanga? craig got it in zanzibar..yeah. its safi eh? love it. unjaua? is? kununua is to buy no? xxx janelle