Sunday, April 18, 2004

I promise this blog will not become Some Random Teacher Reviews Books & Movies & Music:

Blood, Tin, Straw by Sharon Olds

But I love the I, steel I-beam
that my father sold. They poured the pig iron
into the mold, and it fed out slowly,
a bending jelly in the bath, and it hardened,
Bessemer, blister, crucible, alloy, and he
marketed it, and bought bourbon, and Cream
of Wheat, its curl of butter right
in the middle of its forehead, he paid for our dresses
with his metal sweat, sweet in the morning
and sour in the evening. I love the I,
frail between its flitches, its hard ground
and hard sky, it soars between them
like the soul that rushes, back and forth,
between the mother and father. What if they had loved each other,
how would it have felt to be the strut
joining the floor and roof of the truss?

-from Take the I Out

And Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is amazing. When I left the theater I would have turned right around and seen it again. I have a whole list of people in my head whom I have got to drag to see this. It's best not to know too much about the movie before you see it, that's what my friend J. told me after she saw it, and she was right. So I won't say much here, except that it's a hilarious, poignant, nightmarish romp through the inside of a mind.

"Drink up, young man. It'll make the whole seduction part less repugnant."

Heard on The Next Big Thing this morning: Brave Combo. Listen to Chopsticks. *grin*


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