Dreams of August

Ever try to respond to a comment on social media and you just can’t find it can’t find it can’t find only to have it eventually dawn on you that it was posted on the competition and you feel like you’re developing multiple personality disorder except that it’s now called dissociative identity disorder and that makes you want to run off to Tahiti like Gauguin except to hunt for Fuchsia cyrtandroides in the cool mountain peaks for a month or so but then it also dawns on you that you have to find someone to water all the pots while you’re dissociating away? Oh well, it is August. Bonnes vacances!


(Illustration: Tahitian Landscape (Montagnes tahitiennes), 1891. Oil canvas. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Minneapolis Institute of Art 49.10.)