May 23, 2017

Horror Trifecta




I wrote previously of ‘Swan Lake’ being used in two horror films, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Mummy’…well actor Edward Van Sloan had that beat…he was an American actor who appeared in mostly character roles and he hit the horror trifecta by appearing in the 1931 films ‘Dracula’ where he appeared as a vampire hunter and drove a stake through the heart of Dracula at the climax of the film…and he was a professor in ‘Frankenstein’ where he met his ancestors after the monster strangled him before he could dissect and destroy it…Van Sloan appeared as an expert in the Egyptian occult, Dr. Muller, in ‘The Mummy’ which came out in 1933…

May 22, 2017

The Sun and The Moon



The nature of the sun is to rise in the east and to set in the west…the moon waxes and wanes…sometimes we marvel at the brightness of the moon as we look at it…when there is a new moon phase, some may say that the moon isn’t out, but of course that isn’t true…the moon is out, it’s just that we can’t see it…it is there…sometimes the curtains have ears and the furniture has eyes even though we don’t see them…even if you think no one is looking, act like everyone is looking and play it safe…sometimes we are the moon that can’t be seen and that can be good or bad…of course there are no good or bad moons, just changing ones.

May 21, 2017

A Dream





One night while lying in bed, a young woman looked out the window at the night sky full of stars. Then she began thinking…she began wondering if the stars were looking down at her…if so, what did they see? What did they think? It was a silly thought really, but it stayed with her for some time. As she drifted off to sleep, she had the most amazing dream. She suddenly found herself floating among those very same stars…drifting through all the different constellations and galaxies…it was the most wonderful thing ever she thought…she was in extreme peace. A feeling of tranquility came over her like she had never felt before. The dream seemed to go on for a long, long time. She was filled with happiness. Then the alarm clock went off and woke her from her dream. She felt so at peace with herself and with the world around her. She hoped for a similar dream the next night, or the night after, but it has never occurred again…just a dream? Maybe, maybe not. Who’s to say?