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Sometimes people are not what they seem. In addition to being a weatherbeaten wanderer, I myself have actually been, or may actually be, any of the following

alien visitor
last of my people
wood spirit
computer program
secret agent
changeling
revolutionary saboteur
fugitive
selkie
escapee from someone's dream
queen in hiding
warrior in training
indefinitely detained

This evening I was definitely detained by something that has never detained me before.

I have never been to any high school or college or professional sports event. Not a one. But I found myself at a high school basketball game this evening, because of a wicked ploy someone came up with, which was to have the recreational kids' basketball team that the healing angel is on play a micro-mini game during the high school team's game. There was a possibility of escape after half time, but my sense of propriety told me no, I must stay. The same sense of propriety wouldn't let me work on the editing I had brought along. No. I must at least attempt to watch the game.

Well. It's a world I really have never seen before. Didn't much care to see the coaches expostulating over the refs' judgments. Didn't much care to hear the people on the sidelines doing that, either. Did like to see the players leaping around, though--they are very nearly flying, so light on their feet.

And we flew, too, ran all the way back to the car when it was over, and rode the crest of the wave out of the parking lot, into the night, and back home.

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whiskeredsadie
Dec. 30th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
I am curious about some of those things on your list! Like the revolutionary saboteur and the last of your people!?
asakiyume
Dec. 30th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
I very often feel like the last of my people, though I'm not sure who my people are. I look around me, and the people around me, whom I like very much, seem alien to me. Sometimes even my family. A lot of my alternative identities have to do with that feeling (alien being the clearest one, and it tops my list, but same with changeling or selkie). The last-of-my-people feeling, though, encompasses some kind of loss. When i'm an alien visitor, I haven't necessarily lost my own kind, I'm just visiting. But when I'm the last of my people, there's no going back. I'm just stuck in this strange place, nice maybe in many ways, but not *my* place, and my place no longer exists, wherever it was.

As for revolutionary saboteur! :-) I wish I had some really juicy sabotage I could genuinely report, the sort that would make the FBI sit up and take notice and come stake out my house. But--it's all in the realms of imagination

Sounds from one of your posts a couple back like you've got some interesting real-life alternative identities! Tell more if you can....
heyes
Dec. 31st, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
[Random order]
Volimance Thrice-Born Coinspinner, Moonbrother of the Waning Crescent
Finigin Tepper, Bard Priest
Denmark of House Tremere, Advisor to the Prince
Fahar Za'ad, Kaer Scruller, Office of Tax Reclamation
霞最愛
D4W
Attorney General, University of Massachusetts Student Government
Amherst Town Council, District 11
Willowstrap
Timelost rebel
Umass Cultural Liason
Papa
King Dada
Rafael Massou Weaver
***
some of my identities and roles
suzan_s
Dec. 30th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
Interesting list.....someone should make that a meme. All three of my sons played soccer (and one daughter) and one son played basketball....I loved it all.
asakiyume
Dec. 30th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
One of the blessings of having kids is that they open you up to new experiences. My younger son really does enjoy soccer and basketball, so I'm graduallly being drawn into this new experience of the sports event :-)

I've been to his young-kid-type games before, and used to go to soccer games of my older son when he was little (he gave up sports at high school), but I've never been to the next level up--the high school level--before.

The high school kids are very **graceful** to look at, and so accomplished! It was great to see them make a swooshy basket. Still not sure I would make it my choice of entertainment if I didn't have a personal reason for going (i.e., my son), but it was a good experience.
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