Monday Morning Musings:
There’s a story in the birth of stars,
and in their ending, too,
bangs, flashes, ashes, wind,
the stellar songs carried within–
these are tales we tell of all the seasons,
the birdwing flaps of storm and breeze
the reasons why the sky is blue,
but dawns with rosy laughter,
and tips a glass of wine at dusk
for spirit souls to savor
as owl feathers brush the canvas,
The moon sighs and sings
a lullaby of hope, peace, and observation
be wary, beware
to the messages Crow brings;
watch for what secrets the river carries
as it flows.
it is repeated in the curves of time,
where the light of stars, shimmer and gleam
in every color,
in endless combinations merged,
every story ever told—and those never heard.
We’re still in a pandemic, and I still have not gone anywhere, but spring is coming! It was still icy at the beginning of last week, but now the snow and ice is gone.The sunshine and beauty of nature has definitely lifted my spirits—and I’m scheduled for my first vaccine. I’m not sure why I received a notice to schedule an appointment, but my husband did not; however, I’m not going to argue.
Merril’s Movie Club: We paid for a movie this week—still less money than going out—and it was so worth it. I like to tell you about movies you’ve never heard of, and probably never will see, but if you get a chance, do see this one, Night of the Kings. It’s set in a prison, La MACA, located in the jungle of the Ivory Coast. The prison is ruled by the prisoners, and the leader, Blackbeard, is dying, and others are ready to take over. To buy himself some time, he declares a new arrival to the prison must tell them a story. As the “Roman” spins his tales, you see some of it unfold—a battle between a queen and king and the story of an outlaw hero—but the inmates also serve as a sort of Greek chorus and act out portions of the story. It’s really magical, allegories and real-life prison. I rented from filmforum.org. (I also made a small donation, and they sent a very nice note.) This is really a Merril movie, and I would definitely watch it again.
We also watched Capitani (Netflix), a mystery series that stands out because it’s from Luxembourg. We had to look up the languages spoken there: French, German, and Luxembourgish. The show has familiar elements—the outsider detective in a small town—but it also has a few twists. It’s very bingeable because each episode is about a half hour. We watched the entire series in a few days, and it looks like there will be a second season.
Also, Purim was last week. I baked lot and lots of Hamantaschen, and I still have filling left, so I’m baking some more today. Stay safe and well, Everyone!