Thinking good thoughts for my sweetheart. Finding a happy place for us.
Mind’s eye focusing on us on the shore, drinking cool drinks on a hot day, resting in the shade under a tall tree. There’s a soft breeze, and the sounds of the water are faint, but not too far off. In the distance is a silver veil shunting off a corner of the sky, marking an opened rain cloud. If you watch long enough, you can see lightning streak through like an errant white thread being tugged at blinding speed through the knitted gray cotton.
We’re eating a batch of cookies that she made. Chocolate chip with walnuts. Her head is resting on the crook of my crossed legs, drowsing comfortably as I massage her scalp. I’m sitting with my back against the tree; on other side, the tire-swing is creaking slightly, the firestone gently turning in the breeze. Down on the sand, a black cat chases sandpipers just outside the wake of the water. He’s toying with them now, just honing his skills for a future meal.
Dream last night… Ray, (someone I’ve not heard from in years) , was working at a Walgreen’s.. selling some sort of temperature and orientation based paint… You could put it on anything, and the color would tell you what direction the item is pointed in. He was mad, because they made him put it on his forehead and had to do handstands every time a customer asked him. (There was a sign, that commanded…”Ask me to stand on my head”) For some reason, we came to the conclusion that it’d have been better to put it on paper airplanes, but his manager put the kibosh on that. I think if the real Ray had been there, we’d have come up with a better idea.
Unless you have $40,000 to throw around, you won’t be picking up one of Actuality’s new no-goggles-required domed 3D displays. Not this year, at least. But isn’t it neat?
This is not a hologram; it’s a rotating screen that tricks the eye. That rushing sound you hear is the future getting closer.