All the routines of home

I spent tPicture_006he weekend at the most mundane of tasks.   Drank wine with my friends on Friday night and hiked a little while on Saturday afternoon and swept long fronds of glittery red dog hair off my sofa.  Sunday was
breakfast out with CR and I took my notebook to the new Starbucks to write by hand looking at my home mountain, then shopped for groceries and put them all neatly away, taking comfort in a blue glass bowl of lemons and the crisper full of watercress and lettuces, and a basket of tiny red tomatoes.  I went to a movie (Martian Child–I do so love John Cusak) and remembered that it’s more interesting to write about men who are smart than perfectly good-looking.

It’s good to travel. It’s equally good to come home and take up the threads of ordinary life again. 

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4 thoughts on “All the routines of home

  1. OH, Martian Child got overall bad reviews on rottentomatoes.com (22%), but I really loved this movie! I saw it Saturday. I was just about to blog about it and a few other things, but was reading other blogs first and saw your comment. What a coinkidink. I think movie reviewers are just a bunch of killjoys sometimes, ya know? Same thing with Feast of Love, which I saw a month or so ago. I guess if it makes you feel good, it must not be worthy of literary or artistic merit. The best movies, perhaps, are supposed to leave you feeling like crap. :-P—- LOL

  2. Oh, reviews. The trick is to find reviewers who like what we like. My taste runs to uplifting stories about people finding their way to themselves and redemption. I also love John Cusak and stories about misfit children. Yes, this would be my cup of tea. I will also be at the August Rush premier, I promise you, and if anyone tries to tell me a word about it before than, I’ll cover my ears and sing, lalalala. A music prodigy looking for his parents? I’m so there. I don’t care if it is sentimental. I LIKE sentimental! They don’t all have to be that way, but it’s great that some of them are.

    Feast of Love? I don’t know about this–I’m going to go look for it.

    Oh, and I haven’t yet seen the one about the Irish singers. I need to put it on my NetFlix.

  3. Feast of Love has Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear and Jane Alexander (and please, God, let me look just like her when I’m 68!!!). It had a pretty short run, so I’m sure you’ll have to add it to your NetFlix, too. I want to find the book now.

    And Once…it’s a little sad, but oh, my. We’re going to see the singers (Glenn Hansard/Marketa Irglova) perform live in Austin next week.

    Can’t wait for August Rush myself. I saw a preview for another one that looks enticing while watching yet more lovely schmaltz (Dan in Real Life) called Juno, I think.

    I could go to the movies every single day of my life and not be done with them, I believe.

  4. Feast of Love has Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear and Jane Alexander (and please, God, let me look just like her when I’m 68!!!). It had a pretty short run, so I’m sure you’ll have to add it to your NetFlix, too. I want to find the book now.

    And Once…it’s a little sad, but oh, my. We’re going to see the singers (Glenn Hansard/Marketa Irglova) perform live in Austin next week.

    Can’t wait for August Rush myself. I saw a preview for another one that looks enticing while watching yet more lovely schmaltz (Dan in Real Life) called Juno, I think.

    I could go to the movies every single day of my life and not be done with them, I believe.

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