Happy Wednesday! Last full day of work this week, WOO-HOO! And then I have a day and a half off to….hang out with my parents and play board games? That actually sounds really nice.
Reading: I’m gonna steal a little from “watching” for this. I finally watched all the West Memphis Three documentaries, that case is MESSED UP. And now I am reading about what the Three are doing now. They’ve come out of the experience cleaner and wholer and more together than I feel sometimes. Really impressive.
Watching: My parents and I watched Soul last night! Good movie, very confusing philosophy and OPEN ENDING!!!! Like, a pointedly open ending. Like, the point is to just accept the experiences and not ask questions kind of ending. But I don’t want “experiences”. I want a wedding and a baby and happily ever after. BOOOOO!!!!
Thinking: I have a new theory of dog walking. The key, I think, is to explain to the dog what is going to happen in advance. Like, “Albie, tonight it is very cold and I am sleepy. So we are just going to walk to the corner and back, and if you don’t poop by then, you will have to wait until morning”. That way if he is unhappy at the end of the walk, at least I know it is his own fault, because I TOLD him what was going to happen.
Listening: Listening to my heart go pit-a-pat as I look at these photos of Rachel’s human and canine puppy!!! One is 9 months, one is 9 years, and they love each other, and the last photo is my EVERYTHING.
Now, question for you!!!! It’s Rudyard Kipling’s birthday! Who here has read Kim?
I love Kim, myself. And I find it generally un-offensive, especially for Kipling. I think Kipling had a problem, because in his heart of hearts he was Indian and he loved India and felt at home there. But in his mind, he thought he should be British and look down on the “Natives”. So his work has this strange push pull where sometimes he is totally British and sometimes he is totally Indian. Kim feels like the closest he comes to being totally Indian. Also, it’s just a really lovely story.