Saturday, October 14, 2006
Touched by the Sun?
Have you read Heart of Darkness? I read it in high school. Joseph Conrad. It is a book about a guy in the military who went nuts during a war and barricaded himself in a creepy fort up-river in the Congo. Or was it Cambodia? I get mixed up between Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, which was a movie which ripped off the Heart of Darkness plot. "The horror, the horror" is all I really remember...
Anyway, here I am, practically in the jungle myself. The tropical heat all day long, all week long, all month long, month after month....I am a city girl--totally disoriented by all these flowers and trees and wide open space. There is no war here, but there are plenty of problems, especially if you are sick enough to get yourself into Hospital Naciónal, Puerto Barrios. Is it getting to me? Am I showing early signs of psychosis? I know I was not dancing on tables with half-naked men when I left New York....Or could it be the rum drinks that have turned the screw a little looser?