Monday, May 11, 2015

Far From the Junior Year --- Day 4/102

Walk: Van Ness, Sundance Kabuki (Far From the Madding Crowd), TJ's
Distance: 4 miles and small home yoga

Ciwt will make a big announcement tomorrow (stay tuned) and needed to keep herself diverted today. So, she went way back to junior year in high school - and watched a movie of the novel she read then, Far From the Madding Crowd.  It always amazes her when she re-reads or sees screen adaptations of books she read back then that they were taught to young students with essentially no capacity to grasp any of the adult nuances.  Guess we were  meant to get acquainted/exposed so we would be grounded and gravitate to these classics in later years.

Ciwt can't exactly remember the book, but today's movie seemed to her to do the Thomas Hardy novel justice.  (Except for the rake/husband (Tom Sturridge) who had no draw whatsoever for her and, thus, diminished her sense of Bathsheba Everdene - along with her out to lunch understanding that she should immediately drop everything and hang onto the smoldering, gorgeous sheepherder next door (Matthias Schoenaerts)Image result for far from the madding crowd ).

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