Most days I wake up exhausted, dejected by the prospect of work (writing). On a Saturday I wake up energized by the prospect of cleaning. I love the way you don’t have to think in order to clean, and I love the way that after two hours, you have unfailingly achieved something, whereas it’s quite usual, when writing, to achieve precisely nothing in twice that time. – Geoff Dyer
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When did kitsch get to be so bossy?
Is it true? Are dreams like paper? And if valentines are paper, are they like dreams, which are like paper? Be careful out there. Ciao.
In which the first light on a Saturday morning makes me giddy.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Dir. Richard Linklater. 2019
In this film we learn it's okay to take a detour and do something else you're good at. But if you do it for too long instead of the other thing you're good at, what you were doing in the first place, it will make you crazy.
If you watch the trailer, you pretty much have seen the movie. But you haven't seen Cate Blanchett acting for two hours in something you haven't seen her in before. I say this because they could cast her in the role of paint drying and I'd hope for a few more coats.
Si las Buenas Familias se retratan para consagrar su manejo de las formas y las apariencias, los pobres lo hacen para certificar ante sí mismos la existencia de su principal patrimonio: la familia. — Carlos Monsiváis, Maravillas que son, sombras que fueron: La fotografía en México