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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870. The "xothique" portion of the web address is a nod to Clark Ashton Smith's fictional continent of Zothique.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mother & Daughter

Mother & Daughter, by Kristin Lawson: Inside back cover of Oddities 7, with a drawing by Marc Myers. A more straightforward, conventional piece of writing than most of the material in our zine, Lawson's piece still has a good ending and observations.

Dream: I was threading a forest, stopping at an overlook, dropping to a great expanse of woods and fields. I sat in the filtered, mild sunlight, then noticing a herd of an extinct variety of shaggy-pelted deer, perhaps a vision from the Ice Age or before. They walked past, oblivious to me -- and what was a mall of rural marchers doing up here?