Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 55: DREAMY

Thanks once again to viveka for inspiring self to try posting to the current Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: DREAMY.

Self is a short story writer (though some of her stories are over 50 pages!).

  • This Red Riding Hood Lamp followed her from one childhood home to another; self’s parents gave it to her when she was about five.

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She brought it to the States with her, when she left for grad school. And here it is now, in self’s home in Redwood City, California.

It was the perfect gift — one that nurtured her imagination and encouraged her to dream.

  • Here’s an image from the cover of Hotel Amerika, a literary magazine (based in Chicago) which published self’s flash, Ghosts. She loves the surreal, and so she loves the image.
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Hotel Amerika, Vol. 8 No. 2 (Spring 2010)

  • Finally, a landscape absolutely made for dreaming: Mendocino.
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Mendocino Headlands: April 21, 2018

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

4 Comments

  1. Leya said,

    July 22, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Welcome to the challenge! The very special lamp is simply magical, holds so many memories for you as well… The Hotel America image is dreamy and very beautiful – just like something out of a real dream. And, your landscape is dreamy as a dream can be – I wonder where Mendocino headlands are? So glad you listened to Viveka!

    • July 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      The Mendocino Headlands are off California’s Highway 1, the highway that starts in the south and goes all the way north (hugging the cliffs!) until Alaska. I teach creative writing in Mendocino, every winter.

  2. JohnRH said,

    July 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Nice, dear writer. Nice.


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