Monday, January 14, 2008


Mick and I had a lovely, restful, heavenly Sabbath. Our morning was spent in relaxing, reading the paper and in Mick’s case, cleaning the house, which he did with the newly repaired vacuum cleaner.

We ate our lunch while watching our first of three films, The Last Time. It was a sly, dark screenplay, well realized by the ensemble cast headed by Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and Amber Valletta. I really had a hard time watching this film, as there was not one character in it with any real virtue or niceness of personality. The F-word was probably the most used word in the film other than common articles like “the”. But I’ll give the piece credit for being a fooler, with a beautifully realized surprise ending.

Next came the pick of the day, though continuing the darkness of the first film. Clive Owen was spectacular as the carrot-eating anti-hero of Shoot ‘Em Up, a truly violent film with stunts worthy of Jackie Chan, which used all the props available. It was short and utterly filled with gunshots and curses. Nevertheless it was a very likable film and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci offered winning portrayals as well.

Our last film continued the dark, dark motif of our film day. Shattered is a story of a very twisted couple of characters who band together to get vengeance. It has a lot of surprises in it and again, a switcheroo ending.

All in all, I think we’re due for a couple of innocent comedies and romances for our next film choices! This was all pretty heavy stuff! But Mick and I enjoyed the films and the chance to sit and relax, resting and priming ourselves for the week of work to come.

After our bath, Mick and I enjoyed a lovely tryst, offering an amazing amount of energy to the Creator and the world after filling ourselves up with exchanged energy.

Mick offered the closing prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.