8.27.2009

my drifting mind


today was cold and rainy, and as i have an awful bladder infection and was in so much pain, all i wanted to do was take a warm bath to ease my pain and take the chill off. as i sat back with the lights off and the filtered, gray light of the outdoors {which was actually rather dim} coming through the single window of my bathroom, i could see just enough to make out the reflection in the tub of everything that was in the room--the up side down window panes framed by simple long, white curtains that no longer seemed to hang. the suspended-from-the-ceiling {or was it mounted-to-the-floor?} plants that thrive in the morning sun and humid showers. the heavy miniature bird bath with its stone-like finish that seemed to have become weightless. the bottles of eucalyptus-spearmint body wash and lotion whose cylinder-shaped bodies lined the tiled ledge above the tub. the moss green towels that were merely a shade of gray in this light. everything looked better in the reflection than it did in reality. cleaner. simpler. prettier. softer. moodier. like i was in a bathroom not my own, rather a bathroom in some quiet, remote bed and breakfast inn somewhere in the deep green hills of scotland. it was all up side down. but it was better to me than the right side up version. better than the actual. it made me want to spin around so that the latter was on the bottom and scotland was on top... for reflection to be reality.

20 comments:

Lee said...

Hi Georgia,

Thanks for the awesome compliments about me and my blog. They're much appreciated. I enjoy your blog as well. I enjoy your styles of photography and diction.

Sorry to hear that you have a bladder infection. :( Never had one before, but I'm sure it's not something I'd want to have. xD

You're lucky it's cold and rainy! :O It's just been hot and dry here all summer. I'd prefer for it to be rainy and cold. But those times are coming soon with autumn rolling in.

I agree with you on how things look better when reflected on water. The distortion of images in water are beautiful. Reflections on the water always remind me of paintings...

Anyway, hope that your bladder feels better soon. Have a nice night...or early morning. xD It's 3:47am in California right now.

Sara said...

Oh get well soon,please!

Alicia said...

Hope today is more comfortable and less gray... Love the photo with the words and the reflection of the words! Creative!

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DesBisoux said...

i hope you feel better soon, blatter infection are sooo painful!
i loved your post though i always feel the over tranquility of reflection is a bit scary...
xxx

Steve Gravano said...

Feel better blog friend. I love the type effect, you are a true blog wizard!

Hi Kooky said...

Ouch! Feel better soon! I enjoyed your description. Sounded lovely. Yes, sometimes the real world can seem a little harsh...

Dani said...

this is another blog i read this morning.
http://www.jenlee.net/home/its-okay.html

Liss said...

Stay in the bath until the water get cold, when the temp of the water is worse that the pain of your bladder and then fill up the bath with fresh hot water and keep the reflection of Scotland flickering.

Caroline said...

Oh gosh...I empathize with you on the UTI...they are the worst. Hoping that today you feel better. But what a lovely experience you had in your bath...nothing like being taken away.

Toni Brockliss said...

Dear G,
I hope you will be feeling better soon. You poor love.
Your pictures as always are so beautiful.
x

beth said...

oh sweetie...feel better soon!
darn old bladder anyhow !

Meri said...

Oh shoot - the interview goes well, and then an infection bites you in the bladder. Those little suckers hurt like the devil. Drink lots of water, take your antibiotics and it will pass, but I'm sure not quickly enough for comfort.

Sandy K. said...

Oh, get better soon! My daughter has had bladder infections and the doctor says cranberry juice is just the ticket. She says so, too.

You are SO right about reflections being better than the real deal. I think that's why I photograph so many of them! It sounds like a great idea for a post - thank you, and get well!

Oliag said...

Hope you are feeling better by the time you read this!...Don't forget to drink lots of cranberry juice and water!

sweetmyrtle said...

beautiful insight... and beautifully expressed as always. i do sometimes think about life possibily all being the other way round... rather like dreams .. i often wonder are dreams more real than reality... my dream last night felt like it was so very real!
after reading this post i can see your inpiration for your train studies ... the colours from your bathroom reflection! have a lovely weekend, full of magical observations,
with love ginny x

sweetmyrtle said...

and hope you feel better soon... cranberry juice i find really good for bladder infections. x

apriliniowa said...

ouch.
I hope you are feeling better today, Georgia.
And the dreamy quality you've lent to this photograph is pure magic. Not to mention dreaming in the bathtub.
Enjoy your weekend and take care of yourself.

Roland said...

Hi, Georgia,
I just published this photo on my blog No Static.

Is it OK if I post your pictures from time to time?

Great work.

Roland Foster
Globe, AZ

Char said...

hello honey bunny - I'm so sorry you have a nasty infection and hope it's better soon. take good care of you.

isn't it funny how the mind drifts when we're so relaxed. sometimes I do wonder if we're real and not just figments of someone else's imagination.