Happy Wednesday! I get to see my foot doctor again today, which always comes with the hope of Freedom. At this point, I have started thinking I will just be in foot recovery mode for the rest of my life, but he’s got to let me go free eventually, right?
Reading: I am still reading Thirkell’s and I have now gotten to her wartime books, which are fascinating. She just writes about funny English village life stuff and a little romance, but now it’s with the shadow of WWII, and it is so similar to now! Stuff like everyone feeling vaguely guilty for being happy, or like they should do more, or wondering why it doesn’t seem like their life is as affected as it should be, and just a general sense of unease and lack of control over what the future may hold. It’s fascinating! And kind of reassuring, because the ultimate message is “it’s okay to be happy and give yourself a break, you are doing more than you know, times are weird”. Oh, also, Emily linked to a FASCINATING article about Bengali immigrants to America who became part of the Black community. It’s based on a book which I have just ordered for myself: https://electricliterature.com/bengali-harlem-shows-how-much-south-asians-owe-to-the-black-community/
Watching: My parents and I admitted to each other that our days are increasingly about counting down the hours until it is Midsomer Murder time. Probably not healthy, but it brings such joy to life, so why not? Also, I am having a friends virtual movie party tonight and I can’t decide what to show. Is it finally Saaho time? What do you think?
Thinking: I just can’t seem to get myself motivated to write deep posts (as you’ve probably noticed). I think I’ve got end of summer sleepies. I’m up at the lake house, it’s a little chilly in the morning, all I want to do is read my books and watch Midsomer Murders. Although I did manage to do Sadak 2 this weekend, I am quite proud of myself for that. And maybe next weekend when I am back in the city I will do Masaba Masaba. But for now, lazy!
Listening: It’s Sudeep’s birthday! Let us all concentrate on getting Eega/Makhi back on Netflix.