Friday, January 16, 2009

Gull Pond in Winter

It's bitter cold and the blogger has a bitter cold.  He had to take a sick day at work.  He's going to lie in bed and feel lousy and finish a re-reading of a marvelous short novel The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers; he'd forgotten how great she is.  Earlier he watched a movie from Netflix called "Cowboys & Angels" set in Limerick, Ireland.  It was really good and the movie-watcher cried at the end when the character named Vincent pulls the St. Christopher medal out of his pocket when he doesn't pass airport security.  Vincent's friend had, unbeknownst to him, put it there. When tears came to the movie-watcher's eyes his dog Jodie came and tried to comfort him.