February 12th, 2011

trek

Poem for Saturday, 'Search For Spock,' Soaring Spirit

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I spent the day watching the news from Egypt and finishing a review of Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, which probably sounds a bit distracted since I was. I can't think what to compare to the news-watching besides the fall of the Berlin Wall, which we sat around watching in the kitchen -- I was in tears then, it was a joyous end to the world as I'd always known it -- though the situation in Egypt has been scarier the past couple of weeks and I wasn't sure until today that there wouldn't be a lot of bloodshed before Mubarak agreed to go. Now it's exhilarating to watch.

We had dinner with my parents, then came home for Smallville, which was also a pleasure to watch -- a true return to its roots in which the phrase "coming out" is used at least twice to describe superhero revelation, taking me all the way back to the first season when growing up super was clearly equated with growing up LGBTQ. Collapse ) Here are some more photos from the stained glass tour at the National Cathedral, including the Space Window, which contains a piece of moon rock:


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