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Packing My Bags Blues

So here we are, the night before leaving, and I'm looking at piles of books, wondering what I should take. Last year, I painstakingly choose, and purchased, books that I thought would be appropriate for each site. This year, I'm finding myself pondering what each of the sites mean, in order to think what would be the most appropriate -- along with looking at my ever-growing to-be-read pile, and figuring out which choices best represent where I'm headed.

Then Percy Jackson waves his arms in the air from the bookshelf and says, "Even though I'm a hardcover, you're dying to find out how my adventures end!"

And, of course, Percy is right, even though I can't think of how The Last Olympian echoes Arthurian legend.

Tomorrow at this time, I'll be in the air, about five hours from landing in London. I'll be there above the world, looking down at what is. (Actually, I'll probably be asleep and ignoring the sites below.) I'd love to know what Jung thought of flying, of being in the sky and looking below at reality. If being underwater represents the unconscious, what does being above the land represent?

I'll try to pop by over the course of the trip, but if I'm not able to say hello, then I hope everyone has a wonderful end of May!

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redswami
May. 18th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Have fun! It's been years and years since I was over there--I'm jealous!
alanajoli
May. 18th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
I will! I'll tell the country you said hello. :)
asakiyume
May. 18th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
My younger son loves those books! Thanks for reminding me we have to get him the last one :-)

I made a video of him talking about the second one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNu6OsY8MVU
alanajoli
May. 18th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
That's great! It's a good scene in the novel, too. :)
inspirethoughts
May. 18th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
enjoy your trip! :)
listgirl
May. 18th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sure king Aurthur was a half blood. I have my guesses about who his godly father was . . .

and really Olympus must have been over that area for sometime. Really, you're looking for labyrinth entrances and and and didn't Lady G spring from the head of her father???? (ok, maybe not)

I can help you think of justifications to bring the book anywhere (I convinced Len that it was ok to read our friend's copy of the fourth book while in the swimming pool.)
alanajoli
Jun. 15th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this note, by the way. It was totally helpful on the trip. :) (Did you see I even quoted you on my novel tourism post?)
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