Not Actually Sunday Anymore Sunday Photoblogging

by Belle Waring on April 14, 2014

It’s cool that Chris and Ingrid were meeting up recently; Maria came here to have roti prata with me and John in Singapore just the other day. Maybe someday in the future perfect subjunctive all the CT authors could have met one another. Maybe someday we could all meet up at once and have a killer party! I would like it to be…on Ortygia in Syracuse, I think (the one in Sicily). It would be OK if it were in a different city too. HK would be cool. Mataram isn’t exactly a city, but it still might be nice to meet on Lombok somewhere. I took this photo on Lombok week before last, looking East off the Southwest coast. If it were clear and you looked to the left you could see Bali across the Lombok strait, three mountains one behind the other, about as big as the knuckle line of your fist held out at arm’s length. This is also the Wallace line, which divides Eurasian flora and fauna from Austronesian. Storms marching towards us across the marsh and then the river, and up the bluff, and then whiting out the screened porch with rain and then hammering the tin roof with a thousand pebbles taught me as a child that clouds get really full and black and then water up and falls out the bottom. It’s just science.



rea 04.14.14 at 12:49 pm

Maybe someday we could all meet up at once and have a killer party! I would like it to be…on Ortygia in Syracuse, I think (the one in Sicily).

Great! Do we all get swords suspended over our heads witha single threads?


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Belle Waring 04.14.14 at 1:45 pm

The swords, um, no, we’ll just have pretend sword-fighting with those. And I will buy a baroque apartment house with an oval curved front for $1. And get a pony.


Corey Robin 04.14.14 at 4:16 pm

Wow, love that photograph, Belle. Thanks for posting!


ingrid robeyns 04.14.14 at 6:02 pm

Where can we get tickets for that Killer party? I want one!


rea 04.14.14 at 6:53 pm

Ortygia is a good place for Plato-tourism, so John ought to appreciate it, too.


Barry 04.14.14 at 7:27 pm

Nice picture!


js. 04.14.14 at 7:33 pm

Wow, that’s beautiful.


dn 04.14.14 at 8:19 pm

The sight of rain from a distance has always fascinated me.


Peter Hovde 04.14.14 at 8:41 pm

Very cool pic-have you done a Komodo trip?


Belle Waring 04.15.14 at 2:28 am

It’s kind of stupid; I’ve lived here all this time and only ever been to Bali and Lombok. I’m going to central-West-ish Java next week and Jakarta in like a month (I hope) though, so. I would like to see Komodo dragons. I mean, imagine–dragons!


godoggo 04.15.14 at 2:32 am

I understand that if you pet them they’ll roll over on their backs and wag their tails.


godoggo 04.15.14 at 3:33 am

OK, I’m going away now.


Belle Waring 04.15.14 at 3:49 am

Yeah, I totes heard that too. Except the Ender dragon. My daughter and her friend tried bringing a lead and a saddle to the Ender dragon in creative and they totally couldn’t tame it at all. Lame.


Dr. Hilarius 04.15.14 at 10:13 am


Peter Hovde 04.15.14 at 3:01 pm

And don’t forget the Hobbits of Flores-who knew Indonesia was Middle Earth?


Maria 04.16.14 at 8:23 am

Hey Belle, that was some lip-smackingly good roti prata. Happy memories. The next morning I did that thing of ‘oh crap, it’s the arrival time I have in mind, not the departure’ and ran out of the hotel straight to the airport. Our bit of Lombok was pretty good, but not as good as yours. Both Ed and I each had a day of thinking ‘sod this, let’s go to where J&B are’. Unfortunately, my day was Monday and his Wednesday.

Definitely sign me up for that party. I vote for Mataram. Or Oregon. All of it, basically. but especially one of those seaside villages near Tillamook. (yes, the cheese place!)


Maria 04.16.14 at 8:24 am

Oh, and thank you and John!

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