Sunday, August 31, 2008
Historic Moments and Just Plain Fun.
It's been a day of off and on weather here in Oregon. There is talk by the Mister of having a fire in the fireplace. Maybe this evening. Yesterday we worked in the yard and then both did our own things. Here is one thing we did together. We did some swing dancing when I went to the garage to ask him a question. He had the radio on really, really, really loud. KMHD; the good stuff. The music was infectious. We did pretty darn good. It felt like we could dance up the walls of the garage like Gene Kelly.
Since I was dancing a jitterbug, I could not also take a picture. Here's the next best thing: My recollection in a drawing in my journal.
I simply must tell you, also, that every time I think it's too much of an indulgence to subscribe to The New Yorker, one comes in the mail and I'm blown away. I started reading this story - by Janet Frame, the New Zealand writer - and could not stop. The story, "Gorse is Not People," was found among her papers after her death in 2004. Find it at your library, buy your own copy, visit the doctor's waiting room - but not because you need to.
The photograph by Michal Chelbin, "The Chapels, Untitled 01," (2002-03) certainly didn't hurt. It made me pause in the magazine and begin reading the story. I always wonder how these marvelous hook-ups between illustration and story happen. Was the photo commissioned? Did the magazine editors just google "dwarves"? Not for me to know, I guess, but it was a magnificent choice.
We went to see (finally) "The Dark Knight" last night. A very long movie. Very dark. Some have said great. I say too long. The Mister fell asleep once. I must wonder if Rachel is really dead???? Won't Maggie Gyllenhaal get the chance to reunite with Master Wayne?
Now onto what I have to do today, besides
I'll let you talk amongst yourselves while I go off to find some of these very necessary supplies.
The blogger, "Urbandon," got my curiosity piqued by scanning slides. Didn't work for me but I hope to learn more about it - femminismo