Good morning to you wherever and whenever you are….hope this finds you well in mind, body and spirit as you visit here. I’m doing pretty well so far. Grateful to have another day being this person in this life!
Last night before bed I went to bed and still had the “Mad Eye” stuck in my brain and it ended up in my little “Unplug” journal my mother-in-law Beth gave me for Christmas. Well this morning we started (for the 2nd time) Season 5 of Dr. Who with Matt Smith. He is the new Doctor after David Tennant and the very first episode has a big ol’ eye through the crack in a wall in it! I didn’t know we were going to be watching this either so there is something to pay attention to I guess!
Doctor Who Series 5 Episode 1 The Eleventh Hour BBC One TV Trailer
Last night we watched the second episode of BBC Sherlock Season 4. I won’t give away any spoilers but I will be honest, and I’m sure this was intentional on the part of the writers, it was very disorienting. Both Kyle and I found ourselves lost and trying to figure out what the hell was going on for pretty much the whole first half of the episode….as I said….probably intentional given what was going on with Sherlock. Kyle nor I have found the first two episodes of the show nearly as enjoyable as seasons past. There is a “something” underlying everything about the show and I’ll sum it up in a word – fatigue. These people, all of them, seem exhausted. I think things dragged on way too long. I love the cast of this show and it’s hard for me to see them this way, namely someone I think of as a soul brother, Ben. I wonder if the Dr. Strange filming overlap played a role in the weariness I’m seeing in Ben? He’s been working so very hard and doing so many projects. It’s like everywhere I look, there he is and I wonder if it’s too much. As an observer that’s what I see. Something I’ve watched happen to many actors and actresses of the screen and television is they start out fresh, vibrant and have a sense of humor and light about them and then gradually I watch that magic just get sucked out of them. Candles burning very bright on both ends. Sometimes it makes me wonder if having pictures taken of you does actually take a piece of your soul like some indigenous tribes believe!
“It is far better to do a few things well than to undertake many good works and leave them half-done.” -St. Francis de Sales
Last night I hardly slept at all – just kept seeing his face and hearing his voice. So weird! I’m grateful we are almost through everything!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/series/sherlock-s4/ – link we used to watch the show last night
“You’re only as good as your last film” – Jonathan Rhys Meyers (great quote!)
The spin of the World Prayer Wheel for today, another profound and simple message for the purchase we are making with our lives, living today:
Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, could be accomplished alone; therefore, we must be saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our own standpoint; therefore, we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.
the irony of american history – reinhold niebuhr – 1952