Happy Wednesday! I woke up early for no reason, but at least it gives me time to answer comments and write this post before work.
Reading: More Angela Thirkell books, of course. And also re-reading my old SRK reviews to make sure I don’t repeat myself, that’s fun. Oh, and this old paper I wrote on Karan and how all his films are really about Queer relationships: https://www.unive.it/media/allegato/dep/n25-2014/RICERCHE/06_Redlich.pdf
Watching: I watched Enola Holmes over the weekend. Last week for Friend Movie Night, we watched Mersal and they all loved it. I do highly recommend it to folks who need a shot of wacky. Tonight we are watching Duplicate by popular demand (I mentioned a really stupid SRK movie with a double role, and they had to see it).
Thinking: Oh, here’s exciting news! I get to take a mild anti-depressant! If you have been reading regularly, you know that every winter for the past 5 years has been a journey into increasing depression for me. Seasonal Affective Disorder: it’s a Thing. Anyway, I finally was brave enough to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, who didn’t give me a hard time about diet and exercise and too much caffeine, but just said “okay, here’s a pill”. Don’t know if it will work right for me, but I am very VERY proud of myself for being brave and forcing the medical profession to try to help.
Listening: Preparation for Bang Bang this weekend!
Now, question for you! It’s the 4 year anniversary of Mirzya, what is your favorite folk legend from India or elsewhere?
My favorite folk legend is East O’ the Sun West O’ the Moon/Cupid and Psyche, which is Arne-Thompson type 425A, and pops up all over the place under different names. Basically, woman has an arranged marriage, learns to love her husband, then he is taken away from her and she travels and finds him and rescues him. So it’s love-after-marriage (one of the best Indian film tropes, of course) and then it turns into a strong female hero going around rescuing the dude.
Also, you should all watch Mirzya, unless you have little patience for visual allegories and tragic fated love stories with great music and beautiful heroes.