We went to a close park this morning. It's cool and rainy. A bit of relief from the summer heat we've had. The "laughing birds" were out. They are guinea hens . . . the sight makes us happy. My pupster knows to stand still so they aren't frightened. They will come really close and talk together about us.
My pupster took her last pill this morning. I believe she's healed.
A mostly ridgeback pup got excited seeing my girl and wanted to play "Hunter and the lion"
Pretending my girl was "the lion" he tried to take her down.
ooof! she was in a lot of pain - so, off to our 'very best friend' (aka the vet.)
My girl was better already - but was prescribed a week of anti-inflammatory precaution.
We didn't take a walk for three days for 'just in case.'
Good and Very Good
Here's a foreign film I can recommend:
This is a trailer with the title track theme song.
Don't panic, you can enjoy the movie with subtitles.
It's worth it.
It's a storytelling of actual events.
A father trained his daughters to wrestle.
This is an odd, unheard of break from their tradition.
this also gave them a future
The film is
I see online there are plenty of choices, if you decide to view.
either way, if you are listening to the music video
I've got a silly/fun project scanning some sketchbook pages to switch out art on my wall.
I'm looking forward to filling all the pages in this thin paper book
because then I'll give myself permission to use a book with met media.
I know, I know, it's wonky. Seems "wonky" is a personal style.
I remember riding a city bus with my grandmother in Los Angeles
seeing a building like this along the way.
We had a storm last night that soothed our heat wave at least 20 degrees.
The pupster and i took advantage of it last night
(while neighbors were cautiously taking photos of the sky.)
This morning people got the same idea . . . it was the first time EVER . . . the nature trail was CROWDED.
There's wisdom in that . . because we'll be hot beyond reason for the next few days.
You can watch Coast Guard Cutters sail out to sea.
Those ships seem large in port.
Sailing away, look smaller and smaller until they seem to dip over the curve of the horizon.
When my friends would return, I'd load a day pack with small delights.
Water for the teeny bouquet of flowers resting in a china cup,
small blanket, a candle stub . . we'd stop across the street at the Zen bakery for fresh bread and cheese, then settle in a quiet, shady spot . . I'd listen to the stories of their travels, and watch the sun set over the same bit of ocean that brought them all safely home.
Most people think of Point Lobos as "The Cliff House."
First Update: I'm maybe one third of the way through the story.
It's beautiful to my eyes,
There was a traveling song while we drove to a small village in India.
The word traveler is a variation of the Hindi word "to go"
cool . .
A young man, currently working for NASA in the United States,
misses the lady who raised him
and has taken time off to find her with the idea of returning to America with her.
Now we are in learning about village life.
I am back for just a few moments . . .
(Now i realize I should have let you know when each update was made, hm?)
We have seen lovely things, and things that seem limiting . . .
Now, we are learning a song about stars and how one alone shines brightly
but many together causes powerful, life changing good.
Now I'm off the learn from "Truth & Liberty"
never know what I'll learn
see ya later.
we'll view more of the Bollywood film, hm?
Oh. oh! I am on a short break - (taking classes today)
I logged on to view just a little and my heart is happy . . .
There is a singing-dancing scene - demonstrating how, together we can be amazing.
Yes, it's filled with hope
Yes, it's "sugary-sweet" in a time our populace prefers "snarky"
It reminds me of all the folk concerts of last century
where the audience sang together
at least for the duration of a few songs
okay, I'll return to my few moments of "la-la-land love-fest"
then, I'll finish a quiz
Maybe Thursday I'll get to view a bigger chunk of this feature film
love & love.
Today is 5/27/2018
Having a few moments, i logged in to view a bit more of Swades.
I am enjoying it.
I watched a scene that caused me to think - and question -
it was a community retelling of Hindu faith
(I always wonder if we aren't talking about the same understanding.)
After the story is shared to it's happy conclusion, people are gathered around a campfire, singing songs, enjoying the moment.
Our hero intrudes their community comfort, trying to encourage them towards
towards creating a better world
oh my . . . the Quest.
what will happen?
Finally, I have watched the story all the way.
i really enjoyed it . . but, i knew i would.
Our hero extends his stay from the original two week vacation
to five weeks.
Enough to invest himself in his country of origin,
enough to help them overcome things they complained about
enough to help them question
and perhaps change
long held (limiting*) cultural practises.
he needed to return to NASA
to finish up a project
his heart continued to pull him
We had a few moments of soul searching
but, in the end our hero returned to the village
and the people
he had come to love.
*used this word because I couldn't think of a better one - may not be what the story was saying
at the end there was a NASA disclaimer saying
they did not endorse the way characters were portrayed and/or treated . .