Sunday, September 13, 2015
Love and Mercy
Well, this weekend has turned out much sunnier than I expected. We had sun much of the day yesterday, and I just went out in the back garden with Olga and it's pretty clear this morning. A pleasant surprise!
I spent yesterday mostly at home, catching up on domestic business like laundry and housework. I also finished mounting the new prints for my Royal Photographic Society licentiate assessment, which is next month, and I Skyped with my mom to get the latest news from home. Apparently we've finally had a little bit of activity on the house sale, though still no firm offers.
I took Olga to Fortune Green and the cemetery, where we had a long walk.
And finally, last night, we rented "Love and Mercy," the recent movie about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was a good film, and told me a lot of things I didn't know about Wilson. Although "Pet Sounds" is one of my favorite albums, I haven't been much of a student of the Beach Boys' music. By the time I was a kid, Wilson had already suffered his breakdown and withdrawn from the band, and the rest of the Beach Boys were shaggy haired, bearded guys (remember the cover of "Endless Summer"?) singing their old hits. The movie was an interesting window onto their most creative period.
(Photo: The cemetery, yesterday.)