"Why did you have to kill them? I just told you to scare them!" "People scare easier when they're dyin'"--Once Upon a Time in the West
Sunday afternoon I went to John Snow's book club where we discussed Doctor Zhivago. John asked me to lead the discussion, which was simple for me since I take a casual approach to these things. He was grateful enough to give me a present: the book Why Read Moby-Dick? (Afterward we went to Booster Juice and I tried acai juice.)
Sunday night I saw The Devil's Horn at the Bloor, a documentary of the history of the saxophone. To think that I tried to play it at one point in my youth!
Yesterday I went to a colouring session I'd found through Meetup, at the Leaside library. (Just getting to these unfamiliar places is an adventure.) I started colouring in that DoodleArt fairy tale poster.
Today I saw Sergio Leone's spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the West at the Carlton (the last in their Wednesday western series), for at least the fifth time. It's a western about westerns, and really fun. Henry Fonda's cleverly cast against type as a ruthless assassin, and Claudia Cardinale does a great pout! One of Ennio Morricone's finest musical scores.
Sometimes I come up with original thoughts when I'm dreaming. The other night I was dreaming of that scene in Life of Brian where he tells the crowd "You're all individuals," they drone "WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS..." and one guy says "I'm not!" In my dream I thought of commenting, "The first schism!"
I heard that there may be a library strike next week. I should borrow that book about the Mongol empire this week!