June 13th, 2015


Poem for Saturday, Testament of Youth, Pike Place, Prime Factors

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We have just seen Testament of Youth, which is beautiful and devastating -- forty-five minutes of late-Edwardian idyll followed by World War I. Well-paced script, gorgeous cinematography, terrific acting particularly by the supporting cast (Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Hayley Atwell, Miranda Richardson); though I like Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington seems way overmatched to me, but then I wasn't in love with him from GoT in the first place. I am having a very war-era spring -- I'm reading Churchill's War and the last major non-Avengers movie I saw was Russell Crowe's terrific Gallipoli movie, The Water Diviner.

The rest of my Friday was not exciting. I wrote a review of "Prime Factors", one of Star Trek: Voyager's best first season episodes, and saw several bunnies. Paul worked from home so Adam could take the car to school, not having a carpool for the afternoon, and we had dinner with my parents. Here are photos from Seattle's Pike Place Market, the 1907 farmers market which includes the original Starbucks plus the fish market where salmon get tossed from employee to employee:

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