Sunday, October 28, 2007


Just lately I seem to be noticing people that to me look like they are from somewhere else, or some time else I should say. I am sure that this says something about my current state of mind rather than there actually being a recent portal that has opened up for stray time travelers. This girl fascinated me a little. She looked as though she was looking at something that nobody else could see, and she appeared quite alien to her surroundings. I can't really explain why in words, it was more of a feeling. So I made the picture out of focus , for my own sake, to emphasise my feeling of blurriness. The image I am sure means more to me than it will to anybody else, but the girl was rather extraordinary. When I walked away, I didn't turn to look back because in my mind, she had blurred completely out of view and gone back to the place from whence she came, wherever that may be!

The Podbrain rambles on.....


Blogger lettuce said...

oh am i first?

just going for a cup of tea....

7:30 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

she does look out of time, she does!

but of course there ARE portals for stray time travellers you know.

your recent pictures keep reminding me that i need another eye test...
but i like them very much.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

There's something about this like 'The Tomorrow People' - I love this.

Thankyou so much for my pressies Podders. I love you loadsxxx

V had her baby - it's a little girl! Yay! Can you remember sitting in her little room all those years ago. Ah, the Goth days.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Now that Ms. Lettuce has had her tea, we can get down to business.

You've described in words and image a sense I sometimes get about a person or place seeming not to belong where it or she or he is in fact seen, producing a sense of disconnect. She--your she here, is lovely, and yes, she does not belong here, she belongs--well, she belongs somewhere else, and perhaps it will come to you and you will let us know. Or perhaps this image will remind us of the lure of the disconnect that visits us all from time to time, like an unannounced guest.

5:33 AM  
Blogger FirstNations said...

I can tell you exactly where she's from...St. Mary of the Valley Academy, c. 1979, Gresham, Oregon.

it's A TIME SLIP!!!!!

9:17 AM  
Blogger kimy said...

I was going to remark that yes there are portals...but dear lettuce said it first! seem to remember having a school uniform that looked like this lass' - but I'd roll the waist to get that length!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Dynomite said...

i wouldnt have turned around ether. im glad you didnt. because you know how to belive in what you know is true.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Josy said...

Ramble on, fuzzy plaid Podbrain, ramble on. We shall enjoy the ride. :)

11:53 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Of course I know exactly what you're talking about. I believe there are stray time travellers walking around all the time, though whether or not I notice them has to do with some kind of phasic state of my own.

Sometimes I'll see one of these alien beings, and turn to whomever is with me so I can ask, "Can you see that woman?" Sometimes my companions do see the apparitions, sometimes not.

Happy Halloween dear brother!!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

She could pass for a girl in a school uniform in any Catholic school in my neighborhood today.

1:12 AM  
Blogger WAT said...


3:12 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Do you think stray time travelers KNOW they're traveling? Or do they wind up just looking around and thinking, "Gee, this all looks very different!"

Love the blurry effect. :)

3:22 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I do like her expression of private infatuation with something seen or unseen. Your post trips me out because, I am currently reading "The Time Travelers' Wife", and here you are talking about this gal doing it!

Happy trails...

3:47 AM  
Blogger coffespaz said...

That is a really interesting take on a moment in time. Of course, there well could be time portals, nothing is impossible.

I like the way you blurred the photo so the viewer can get a sense of what your feelings are about the moment. Well done!

4:19 AM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

I like this alot, and your choice of blur and your resoning even more. I find that your words are allmost as compelling as your shots them selves. Great one.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Hi Pod.. She does look like she's from somewhere else. I often feel that way myself. You left a comment on my blog a long time ago and wanted to thank you for it.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Oh poddy pie, what have you been drinking or smoking, seeing aliens everywhere? Ok, it's halloween night so have a go!

All right, so there are time travellers around and it takes a certain type of people to see them. You are one of them.

None of that in what I see from my window. Come and have a look!

10:00 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

oh, let that podbrain ramble on! fascinating sir and always amazing.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Sometimes I walk around so lost in thought that I am sure I must look as though I stepped in from another time or place. Perhaps somewhere there is a slightly out of focus picture of me floating about.

Or is that me?

4:32 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LETTY - you are always first love ;0) so hop intoy ourt portal right now, and press the little blue button. i am waiting at exit no.3 by the icerink x

MOLLERS - the hand on 'tomorrow people' with the looming music used to frighten me a little. love you too special xx

SHELLY - i wish i had your way with words. i should love to come to your house and have tea and chat and a nosey around yor shelving ;0)

FN - thanks! i knew you'd know you know ;0)

KIMY - you little rascal!

PETER - too right! i am glad you got that ;0)

JOSY - ok, you asked for it!

REY - i do wonder whilst i wander who i see really is there and who is not. how many people we have, or indeed have not seen, who weren't really there at all. i know you know what i mean you know ;0p

JUNK - have any gone missing?

WAT - ok, i'll just get my dancing slacks on

STE - i think some of them know, some of them don't. i don't think she did though.....

ZIPPY - i keep meaning to read that. is it good?

COFFEE - hey! yes indeed, anything is possible!

KIMBLE - thanks love! good to see you!

PRINCESS - i am honoured to have a royal visit!

MADAME - no smoking or drinking here! promise! just the tangled workings of the podbrain!

RAINDOG - too kind! too kind! i am sure the ramblings would get tiresome after a while!

GAZ - i am sure that when you wear your yellow suit people think you are from somewhere else!

5:45 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

no no no, not the slacks

7:30 PM  
Blogger Joel Reynolds said...

Very cool shot, Podster.


11:48 PM  
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