Monday, May 25, 2020
I'm Still Here-Memorial Day Version
Happy Memorial Day. Hard to remember anything before this plague though.
Watched lots of movies this week: ALL ABOUT EVE, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, GROUNDHOG DAY. I think I am getting burned out on watching series right now. Messes with my brain keeping so many narratives straight. Watching THE GREAT by the same people that made THE FAVORITE though and it is fun and well-made but very vulgar and violent. Can those adjectives go together?
Reading CITY OF NETS, Otto Friedrich which is about Hollywood in the forties, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILL IS GOLD, Pam Zhang, about two Chinese sisters in goldrush California, and listening to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Highsmith) Again a lot of stories to keep straight.
Had friends over in the backyard several times this week. Of course everyone must visit me since I don't drive. And right now using Uber seems too risky. Who knew when I decided to ditch the car, something like this would happen. I thought I had it all thought out: uber and lyft would do me. Ha!
It sure helps to see a face ten feet away though. Although my backyard has at least two robin nests and they are not happy when we are out there.
Very hard yesterday to open the NYT and see the list of names of only one percent of the Americans who have died. So chilling and so much of it unnecessary. It's as is someone decided to clear out the people collecting social security and medicare. I lost a friend this week to Covid. Paula Wood was the Dean of Education at WSU and had a very successful career. She was 71 but in poor health. She knew it was coming for her. Talked about it for several weeks. Scary. How many of those in nursing homes or senior citizen houseing especially live with this fear.
How about you guys?