Re: About the author, Joyce Carol Oates
Hydracropsychic ... I have never heard of that word until I look at the preamble to this book.
This morbid condition has been known to render even the will of the active, robust man in
the prime of life temporarily invalid, as if under the spell of a malevolent hypnotist.
Well, I've been to Niagara many times; having been born, raised and lived in Toronto most
of my life, it was often a Sunday afternoon visit. Jeff and I often go out there, find a parking
spot on one of the upper streets and enjoy the scene. Which is a better way to see it, btw.
Especially in spring when there are few leaves on the trees - you can see more.
I've never felt 'hypnotized' by the falls, but they do have a certain 'draw'. While standing
beside them, my imagination goes wild.
I always found, if we stay overnight, and take a place close to the waterfall that I dream of
it a few days later.
You readers who have never been to Niagara might want to think about going if you are
on this part of the continent. It's something everyone should see at least once.
I love waterfalls of all sizes. Check my forums on the travel section of my site 'Wild City Times'http://wildcity.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Travel
You will see where I've created many threads dedicated to the waterfalls of the world.
We just came home from a visit to Campbellford, Ontario where we got pictures
of 3 of them - Ranney Falls (viewed from suspension bridge), Healey Falls (a sobering experience to stand at the foot) and Crow River Bridge (really a set of rapids, but a great place to splash around if you're up for rocks and water).