Monday, February 18, 2019

Never Too Late... --- Day 7/343

Walk: Hood on a glorious, nippy, sunny day at last! inclucing Mostly British Festival (Elizabeth)
Distance:  4 miles 

For:
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur's 1992 movie
And: The late and missed Roger Ebert's review:

Shekhar Kapur, who directed "The Bandit Queen" (1995) about a fierce modern Indian Robin Hood, here clothes Elizabeth, her court and her architecture in the colors and texture of medieval India. The film is largely set in vast, echoing halls, their pillars reaching up into the shadows. He is attentive to the rustle of dresses and the clank of armor, gives us a barge on the Thames like a houseboat on a lake in Kashmir. Action is glimpsed through iron filigree screens, dresses are rich with embroidery, hairstyles are ornately elaborated, and yet there is the feeling that just out of sight of these riches are the rats in the kitchen and the slop-pots in the halls. This is not the Ye Olde approach, but a society still inventing gentility; sex is so linked with politics that old Sir William demands to inspect Elizabeth's sheets every morning, to keep tabs on possibly alarming developments in her private life.
At the end of the film, Elizabeth announces, "I have become a virgin." And so she remained, ruling over and in some sense creating the England that gave us Shakespeare. Think what a play he might have written about her, if commoners had been allowed to create characters out of reigning monarchs. No doubt he retired in sheer frustration.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Blue Tape Brigade --- Days 7/340. 341 &342

Walk: 1. Hood   2. Mostly British Film Festival (Edie, Looking for Lennon)  3. Cinema Club (STYX)
Distance: 1. 3 Rainy, Breezy Miles, yoga  2. 1.5 cold miles  3. 2  chilly miles, Yoga

  





Blue tape starts small, then gets bigger and bigger as Ciwt gets bolder and more ruthless. For the past few days Ciwt has been deep into her closets, bookshelves, under her bed and noticing again all the things that have been hiding in plain sight over the years.  All the while carrying her roll of blue tape, ripping it and sticking it onto all the objects that will be taken away by a couple of organizer/drill sergeants on Wednesday. 

Lots of her friends have done these deep clean outs over the years in the process of moving to new homes, but this is Ciwt's first experience with an 'almost moving' purge.  She's been pre-selecting with her blue tape in order to practice imagining her place wihout these objects/friends/identity/whatever they may mean to her.  How will it feel when there is empty space where they have been sitting all these years?  Free, open, airy, spacious she hopes, but it is still a bit unnerving.




Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine Flowers --- Day 7/339

Walk: Not really (Rain/Wind Again), downstairs and to de Young Museum for Monet opening
Distance: A Few Blocks, Yoga


So, Ciwt was at Trader Joe's a couple of days ago and could barely get in because of the crush of flowers and hearts everywhere.  Wah?? she thought.  Then she clicked, Valentine's Day was coming!
 Now today, here it is and what better place to celebrate it than the Cocktail Exhibition Preview of the de Young's new show MONET, the late years .

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Atmospheric River at Ground Level --- Day 7/338


Walk:  No (Another Opportunity Day for Home Projects 😒)
Distance: 0, Yoga

Pretty When Wet


                                                         

Oooops

                         




Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Crowning King --- Day 7/337


Walk: Pre-Atmospheric River Errands and SF Playhouse (King of the Lees)
Distance: 4.5 miles



Just home from the first few hours of our latest 'atmospheric river,'  the first few days of SF Playhouse's production of King of the Yees and an after play talk with the actors.  Excellent experience all the way around, but, yawn, now it is late.  Tomorrow. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sun Goes Down on Another Nail Clip --- Day 7/336

Walk: Fillmore
Distance: 8 blocks, Yoga

                              
                                                                            


Sunday, February 10, 2019

The B Word --- Days 7/334 & 5

Walk: 1. No (Cold & Rain & Wind, all day)  2. Later (but still cold and showers)
Distance: 1. 0 and Too Boared, ooops, bored to do yoga 2. 3.4 Forced miles, Forced yoga








Constant (seeming) rain and cold, no new movies, closets capered, book group books read, basically All rainy day projects completed.  No matter how she looks at it Ciwt is B-O-R-E-D.  (She'll recover...)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Keepers???? --- Days 7/331,332 & 333

Walk: 1. Union Square Returns
          2. Keeper Clothes Fittings
          3. Put Dress Up Section Together and To Rest
Distance: 1. 5 Miles and Yoga   2.  3 Miles and Yoga   3.  Rainstorm and Yoga





Sorry for the CIWT gap but Ciwt was busy making her final decisions about all those dresses she ordered on line.  Sadly, the ones above had to go back.  But now they are available for You!