Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Proper Goodbye --- Day 6/181

Walk: No, Packing and Last Minute Stuff
Distance: 0, Yoga

So, one minute Ciwt was growing up at home and the next minute she was at boarding school far, far away.  Then this happpened and that happened and now it is now with her life in San Francisco.  It is a wonderful life, but Ciwt has always felt since boarding school (which she Did Not want to go to) it was some sort of a vacation life before going home.

Did she want to leave?  No, that's clear. She was on a pretty strong trajectory.  Would she have chosen to leave if she hadn't been yanked off the stage? What would have happened if she'd been allowed to stay, do things according to her own timing? Those and other questions have always been with her wherever she has lived since then.  Sort of a deep ambiguity and detachment.  Subtle but nagging.

'Who knows? 'is the answer of course - to all those questions. But now Ciwt feels a need to go to that pre-boarding school place and choose her life.  Take charge, say her own proper goodbye to that teenage life that was so prematurely interrupted. Or something.

Tomorrow she'll take that trip, a fortnight.  And she's telling her Ciwt readers all this because posting from ipads and iphones is very limited.  She'll put up pictures with a few comments of some of the various places she will or might go and hopes you'll enjoy them.  Then she'll catch you up when she returns to her San Francisco and CIWT life.

Goodbye for now...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cage Aux Mysteries --- Day 6/180

Walk: Fillmore Errands
Distance: 2 miles, yoga

Some careful CIWT readers (Thank you!) may have noticed that Ciwt totally forgot her Write Every Day challenge last Tuesday, August 15.  Why did she do this? she wondered and then remembered she had gone to  La Cage Aux Folles at SF Playhouse.  Gone with trepidation she should add: she'd seen two movie versions of it, and the play was to be 2.5 hours with one intermission.  Oh well, she could leave at intermission she figured and planned.  But, oh dear, No, No, No!  Cage was so endearing and involving and entertaining that now she's thinking of going to see it again before it closes this San Francisco run

Friday, August 18, 2017

HooRay --- Day 6/179

Walk: SFMOMA, Fillmore
Distance: 5.5 miles, small yoga

Ciwt is deeeelighted to have given her final Munch tour today.  Try as hard as she could to keep things upbeat, she could see the light go out of her tour members' eyes as they looked at painting after morbid painting.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Way Back --- Day 6/178

Walk: Bay Model (Sausalito), Marin Driving Day
Distance: Not far, 2 Yoga Practices

Last art tour (for a while) tomorrow and then Ciwt begins to get ready for a trip back to where she was raised.  Get ready?  No, that's not entirely possible.  She'll start packing - which is.

About going 'home' she once read something along the lines of:  It goes like this: For every day you’re home with your family (or where you grew up) , you lose five years. So you should keep your trip short enough that you’ll be old enough to drive away.  

She doesn't become a teenager again for a few more days, so to be continued....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Invisibly Intrusive? --- Day 6/177

Walk: Donations and Errands
Distance: 2 miles, home yoga, golf lesson 😐

A friend sent Ciwt pictures of a bunch of nearly invisible (and probably frightfully expensive) houses around the world.  Her reaction: why not just leave the sites alone?  But that's Ciwt; what do you think?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ciwt Forgot.....Day 6/176

A friend 👺just brought to Ciwt's attention that she totally forgot CIWT on August 15.  So, here it is - because she posts every day - if not on the same day as it turns out....

Monday, August 14, 2017

Views of Fog --- Day 6/175

Walk: No
Distance: 0, Couple of Home Yogas and Exercise Routines

Ciwt spent today in her foggy aerie preparing for her next art tour by focusing on this painting by a renown German painter of Romantic Landscapes.

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer in a Sea of Fog, @ 1818, o/c

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Taylor Grit --- Day 6/174

Walk: AMC Kabuki (Wind River)
Distance: 2 Miles, Home Yoga

Jermey Renner and (the terrific) Gil Birmingham in Wind River

If you are into modern Westerns, Taylor Sheridan's Hell or High Water set the bar exceptionally high. Wind River doesn't attain that level of script writing, directing or acting.  But if, like Ciwt, you are a fan of Taylor Sheridan movies (Sicario, Hell or High Water), you will probably, as she did, like-not love Wind River.  It's the third in his screen writing trilogy, his directorial debut and very good.

PS - No reviewer mentioned it, but Ciwt found it strange/off-putting that no matter what action Elizabeth Olsen's character was involved in - including blizzards, witnessing gruesome scenes, nearly being exploded - her eye make up was always thick and perfect and her face never broke into a single wrinkle.  Guess it was in her contract - Or Ciwt is a wee jealous.