Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Comfort of Movies

Today was better than yesterday. The hallmark of yesterday was a four hour nap. I was simply exhausted. Probably a little depressed. I went out had breakfast with Tony and Tyrone at the Hickory Pit. After breakfast I ran a few errands on the way home. Then I settled in and watched a little bit of TV and I couldn't really concentrate. About noon I laid back down and slept for about four hours. It did me a lot of good. Afterwards I got up and enjoy the quiet evening.

Today I met Tyrone for breakfast early, then stopped at the market on the way and refreshed the pantry for the week to come. I made a couple of family phone calls. Then, at noon, I went over to the cinema arts theater in Santana Row to see the movie Inherent Vice. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix use it was enjoyable if strange and disjointed. I can see why it's been a darling of the festival circuit but I can't recommend it with a whole heart. It is a little too disjointed. Good performances by the cast but parts of it felt grafted on.

This evening has been relatively quiet. I talked with Tom for a while about the movie John Wick. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it. then I watched Casino, with Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci. That is also an excellent movie.

I spent a lot of time and thought today, just letting things rise and fall naturally. I am a long way short of resolution. I'll probably be a long way short of resolution for a while. There were a lot of things said in anger and I think the cooling off time is good for me. I have found, over the years, that a bit of quiet, that a bit of meditation, that a couple of long walks are good for the soul in difficult times.

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