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Jul. 24th, 2016 12:11 am
nightdog_barks: Painting study of a sparrow in flight against an off-white background (Sparrow Flight)
Just because I never noticed before how the piano notes at the very end sound like a birdsong.

Hello June

Jun. 1st, 2016 03:24 pm
nightdog_barks: A man's eye looks out from a red frame something like a Ouija board (Trademark Eye)
I think it has rained almost every day for two weeks. Everything is green and growing like crazy, but it's also warm and soggy and humid. It feels like we're living in Houston, which would not be bad if this ... was actually Houston. :-P

Watched The 400 Blows last night. I had turned it on (it was on Turner Classic Movies) just for background noise, but then I found I couldn't look away. Jeez, what a film. Sad and transfixing and yeah, okay, I'll call it brilliant. Who would've thought a simple movie (with subtitles!) about a kid falling through the cracks could be so mesmerizing? Two thumbs way up.

Also watched Person of Interest last night, and between it and 400 Blows, I felt completely drained afterward, as though I'd spent hours and hours climbing up a dark, mist-shrouded mountain. Cut for spoilers ...  )

What else? Layla is still fascinated by the little anole lizards and barks at them. I am almost to the end of Dead Wake, and holy shit, the sadness. Did you guys know that it took the Titanic close to three hours to sink? It took the Lusitania eighteen minutes. EIGHTEEN MINUTES. Erik Larson's details of the sinking are just excruciatingly heartbreaking. An absolute nightmare.

A few other things:

1) This is so incredibly beautiful.
2) Hic habitat Minotaurus
3) Only a few more days of wearing this heart monitor thingy. omg I am so glad.
nightdog_barks: (Red Horse)
Kelpies photo Kelpie_zpscb425bbd.jpg

Okay, so it's not really a horse. It's a water horse -- a kelpie. And what it really is is artist Andy Scott's gigantic installation at the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. And there are two of them. :D

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