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Old 10-18-2008   #11
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Hi TNN ,
do you know the paintng "Hands Resist Him" , it reminded me very much of your experiernce.
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"The house would soon be crawling with babysitters. You can’t take too much of a chance with a child left alone in a house. Some sitters were probably already in the garden, wandering about in desultory conversation and rooting out the coming night; others in the bathroom to welcome her if she should be cut short; yet others on the landing and in the hall, sucking the daylight into their ballooning cheeks, with the long drawn-out sighs of those as good as dead; and even more in the kitchen, in the broom cupboard, in the coal shed, all footloose and fancy-free.

But she felt that the child minders would be in her dreams too!

The birds had given up their respective ghosts. The peck peck of guns died away with the last dress rehearsal for war - it would no doubt be all right on the night.

And in the night, the little girl’s face of infolded petals only half showed above a neat lip of sheet. She was, she thought, terribly fearful of the eventual silent encroachment of the mindless minders.

An arm curled like a worm with smaller worms as a head from beneath the bed.

She could not take it all in.

And the minders may soon have what they need - another fresh, blooming soul scared out of its skin for their thirsting empty skulls…"
D. F. Lewis - "Night Out"

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Ligotti: Nothing to say about gas stations as such, although I've always responded to the smell of gasoline as if it were a kind of perfume.
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Re: Sleep Paralysis

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Hi TNN ,
do you know the paintng "Hands Resist Him" , it reminded me very much of your experiernce.
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Yes! I love that painting! So subtly creepy...

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"A paralysis had seized them, that state of soul known to those who dwell on the highest plane of madness, aristocrats of insanity whose nightmares confront them on either side of sleep. Soon enough the wrenching effect of this psychic immobility became far less tolerable than the prospect of simply giving up and staying in the town. Such was the case with at least one of these cataleptic puppets, a sticklike woman who said, 'We have no choice. He has stayed in his house.' Then another voice among them shouted, 'He has stayed too long.'"
Thomas Ligotti - "The Tsalal"

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Ligotti: Ceremonies for initiating children into the cult of the sinister.
Tibet: Gas stations?
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"I suddenly dreamt that I picked up the revolver and aimed it straight at my heart - my heart, and not my head; and I had determined beforehand to fire at my head, at my right temple. After aiming at my chest I waited a second or two, and suddenly my candle, my table, and the wall in front of me began moving and heaving. I made haste to pull the trigger.

In dreams you sometimes fall from a height, or are stabbed, or beaten, but you never feel pain unless, perhaps, you really bruise yourself against the bedstead, then you feel pain and almost always wake up from it. It was the same in my dream. I did not feel any pain, but it seemed as though with my shot everything within me was shaken and everything was suddenly dimmed, and it grew horribly black around me. I seemed to be blinded and benumbed, and I was lying on something hard, stretched on my back; I saw nothing, and could not make the slightest movement."
Fyodor Dostoevsky - "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man"

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

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Re: Sleep Paralysis

Here is an interesting article about sleep paralysis:

Freaky Sleep Paralysis: Being Awake in Your Nightmares | Wired Science | Wired.com
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