|Sacrificial Anode 2|
Adventures in the northwest have their share of
Twin Peaks moments. (Click on the link for a brief, hilariously unsettling look back at the origins of the coffee cult in Seattle.)
There were 2.00 antique bottles for sale on the honor system. Like roadside vegetables and fruit.
There were planters and bottles and bricks.
And the most beautiful driftwood structure I'd ever seen.
The light was fading. It was really cold. Dad was moving away, toward the shops. A cage sat in the gravel, housing something dark, which I photographed. He came back to see what I'd stopped for and said, "That's macabre." Like you tell a dog to leave it. It was just the outlines I could see, the bright spot of a tennis ball and soft toy, the monkey pillow.
It was really horrible.
Even when you're with your dad bad things happen. That's just the way it is.
Like Jeffrey (Kyle McLachlan again) finding the ear in Blue Velvet's Lumberton