Inspired by the Word of the Day Challenge: Propitious
Photo A..M. Moscoso Ripley’s Museum Dells, Wisconsin 2018
I’m excited about the movie ” Renfield ” for a number of reasons and NONE of them include the fact that it’s a movie about Vampires.
In my Universe, Vampires are my least favorite Monsters. I mean, I read the book by Bram Stoker and I love Bela Lugosi as Dracula but I didn’t think they were cool until the movie ” What We Do In The Shadows ” came out.
In thinking about it, I think it was the entire Master and Slave thing that bothered me. I liked the traditional vampires from old folklore where Vampires were sort of unhinged and went after their own families- which in itself is pretty vicious and horrifying ( your husband , your Mom your child wants to kill you- horrific ) and is really the ultimate betrayal that does shatter your heart and darkens your soul.
So, I am excited to see what ” Renfield ” is all about because in the trailer it looks like ” Renfield ” is an allegory about people who are trapped in- pardon the twist here- dead end jobs- dead end relationships both of which are places where dead end lives are grown and then mowed over and mulched.
Given the world we are living in, the timing for this story being told is truly propitious.
So I will be taking in ‘Renfield’ and even if you aren’t into Vampires and slo-mo fight scenes, you might want to see it too.
Daily Prompt: What’s something most people don’t understand?
Gertrude Abercrombie Self Portrait 1939
Some people don’t know what the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard is.
Do you know who does? My Granddaughter.
Jemma by A.M. Moscoso Fox Lake WI 2021
I’m just kidding. Sort of.
Jokes aside. The difference a cemetery and a graveyard is pretty simple.
A graveyard is a burial ground that is next to a church:
Photographer Unknown St Magnus Cathedral & Burial Ground Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
A cemetery is a burial ground that is not affiliated with a religion- they’re located on the outskirts of a cities and towns. The idea is that they have more room to expand and they’re out of the way, but in the end sometimes you find yourself living or having dinner next to a cemetery.
I was going to rent a home next door to a cemetery, but I took a pass because it was not well maintained- and not in a creepy neglected good way. The grass was dead and the trees had some kind of disease so I found a home a few miles away.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
So there you go, that’s the difference between a Graveyard and Cemetery and now you
( might ) know something that you did not know before.
If you ask me anything related to numbers- like what time is is? How many eggs go into that mix? How many miles away is it? This little trickle of sweat starts at the back of my neck and races down my spine.
So if I could have ask for one talent- it wouldn’t be to sing, it wouldn’t be to dance.
It wouldn’t be to draw and paint or to be a great photographer.
I do all of those things anyway, I’m just really, really bad at all of them but a lack of talent has never stopped me from singing or drawing or taking pictures.
The one talent I’d wish for would be the talent to be a scary good at math,
If I was good at math I could have been an engineer for NASA or a scientist. I don’t care which in which field. I’ve just always wanted to be a scientist.
But I’m no good at math and I’m afraid of numbers and when I day dream, I always see myself in a lab with numbers all around me and the skin over my spine is as dry as a bone.
One of my FB friends sent me these pictures from Zillo Gone Wild and asked me-
Hey Anita are you selling your house?
First of all, I don’t live in Texas- which is where this house is.
Second, I can’t imagine why-even if you are joking you- would suspend your commitment to reality- when in the pictures you spent God knows how many minutes you spent time looking at, there are some obvious truths are glaring at you straight in the face:
I mean COME ON- anyone who knows me would tell you straight up I don’t like floral prints and who the heck would hang a lighting fixture that low over an embalming table?
Do you think for one second I would do that? That I would slap flowers all over my rugs and walls and scatter them all over my table tops?