Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dragonfly's Banquet

I'm feeling sick today so I guess I'll just show you some photos of things from my past.
Like this one, "Dragonfly's Banquet". My X and I built this home-made raft from scavenged scraps and lived on it for two years on the Northern Atlantic ocean. We had our share of storms, near disasters, and winter cold, as well as magical times... dolphins, sea turtles, great swimming days. We built it in Provincetown, MA. and sailed it to New York City. We moved so slowly in that damn thing..it truly was an odyssey!

10 comments:

Judy from Texas in Arizona said...

It's gorgeous! How about pictures of the inside and closer up! Neat!

kcmustang said...

I once read a story of a woman who lived in a shoe....but never on a magical homemade dragonfly raft.
GB...wow your life is like a bouquet of flowers....each one more amazing then the other....each experience deserving of its own light. Really amazing. i hope you publish it all one day.

kcmustang said...

BTW hope you feel better

Love23 said...

I remember the days of hanging out on Dragonfly's Banquet! New York City visits will never be the same as that fall!

El-Change-O! said...

Thanks for your interest. This was without a doubt the most intense thing I've ever done. It was really wonderful but also really horrible. Along with all the magic, which was truly present much of the time, this story involves a real-life Captain Bligh, being lost at sea in winter storms, an evil rafting-cult, deceit, and finally... mutiny!
I'll see if I can find some more photos.

LOVE23 said...

WOW Gretchen, I love the last comment that you made! You need to get cracking on that life story kcmustang suggested! I hope you are feeling better?

Tour Wonk said...

sick? WTF???

El-Change-O! said...

I've eaten so much garlic people should keep a wide radius from me! Shawnee is finally feeling better, I feel pretty O.K. I think those Chinese herbs are doing the trick!
Yes, a story about the rafting years. I wish I had been smart enough at the time to better document. I think theyr'e are a lot of photos out there... somewhere!
Of-course the Neutrinos filmed the whole thing, but ...super yuck!
For the daring who don't know about all this... google "the Floating Neutrinos"... RAFTING CULT!

kcmustang said...

GB, you would be amazed at how much your soul will remember if you decided to write a book. You were smart enough to be part of the experience... the book will come when your mind and heart are ready. I find when i open myself up in meditation and then journal all kinds of stuff comes out. The secret is to start.... it is like turning on a faucet.

love23 said...

Gretchen I have a ton of photos of course, and I mean a ton, from the visit in the fall to Dragonfly's Banquet.

Also some that you sent me while you were making it! I finally got properly signed up on google, man am I computer challenged until pushed!