Word Salad

6:05 am Eastern Standard Time. Newark Airport. Tired

This is the first Word Salad post. Basically it is a public version of what The Artist Way calls Morning Pages. I call it word salad which WIkipedia defines as:

a “confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases”,[1] most often used to describe a symptom of a neurological or mental disorder. The words may or may not be grammatically correct, but semantically confused to the point that the listener cannot extract any meaning from them. The term is often used in psychiatry, as well as in theoretical linguistics to describe a type of grammatical acceptability judgment by native speakers, and in computer programming to describe textual randomization. It has thus become used as a way of criticizing very incoherent or irrational statements by rival political leaders.

The intention is to just write. No plan, minimal editing, and little regard for you (sorry) or me (huh? Me too?). I tried this while deep in The Artist Way process and I found that my dreams became far more vivid. Even if I wasn’t writing about my dreams. The idea came back to me after an amazing meeting yesterday with some wondrous and creative people. One topic of conversation was scripting for a video that would highlight my Airbnb rental. Here are some things I wanted to include in the video:

I am close to all nearby airports and I’m near all the close train stations. I am literally in the vicinity of all nearby locations close to here.

We can enjoy minutes of conversation about  your life, your current current trip, local activities. my career as a social media consultant, business, cooking, photography, music, Norse puppetry, film, philosophy, or we could avoid each other completely.

Your room has a brand new queen sized mattress that is conveniently oriented In a horizontal fashion. Just like in the movies. The corners are rounded and extra soft to protect all your squishy bits.

Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the living room from the couch.

Unlike most grocery stores there are no security camera or long checkout lines here.

You can watch Netflix, Amazon prime and HBO from my stunning picture machine.

Play one of my electric string twigs. (Picks available in multiple colors)

The fridge is fully stocked with cold air.

Our gravity is on par with the rest of the planet

Along with me speaking this to the camera I thought I’d ad a bunch of random disclaimers like in commercials. “Results not typical,” “Professional Driver. Closed Course.” And so forth. I’ve not looked but certainly haven’t heard of people making videos for their rentals. You can’t add video on the site so it seems silly to market it somewhere else. ANYHOO, the thought went over well and I was encouraged to write.

The sun is up now. I’m in Newark airport. Full day of flying west. Denver > Anchorage > Fairbanks. Hot springs, northern lights, relaxation. The excitement is palpable.

Ok so word salad. I plan to just write. I think I mentioned that. Aside from today I suspect much will be done on my phone so don’t mind the spelling issues. Pleases feel free to comment and suggest topics. Who knows what will happen. I also plan to avoid editing as much as possible. If this gets in the way with the other posts (which I’ve been slow about) I may find a way to move these around.



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