June 20th, 2017


June 20--The Fish Report with a Beat

Another warm day in the forecast. People who live in my area are freaking out about it on Facebook. We get a bunch of 100+ degree days here every year. It's part of living here. It's like complaining that it is raining in Seattle.

Not to say that there aren't some people adversely affected by the heat--particularly our homeless population. The local governments have opened some cooling centers for those who do not have the luxury of escaping the heat in air-conditioned houses and cars.

We went out walking early this morning, before it got too hot. There were a lot of people out in the park doing the same thing. When we drove past the park this afternoon, it was deserted.

tree face

As I walked past this tree, I noticed two things--the colors, and what looked like a face to me. I stopped to take a picture. Malida commented that she saw a face as well. I see faces in all sorts of things. I read something recently about a guy who sees faces in all sorts of things, and then paints the faces he sees. It was fascinating.

Our plan to beat the heat was to go to the movies. We had a light lunch at LaBou, and then headed to the theater. We rarely see films in the theater, unless it is something special. Before we saw The Godfather a few weeks ago, I would guess that it had been about 2 years since we saw a film on the big screen.

We saw Wonder Woman, which was completely awesome. It was not a movie I was planning to see, or even paying any attention to. I was aware that it existed, but that's about it. Superhero action films are not something I am drawn to.

Anyway, one of my friends here talked about seeing it, and the way she talked about it made me want to see it. I mentioned it to Malida last night, and she said she had heard good things about it and wanted to see it was well.

I love actors who can tell you what they are experiencing by just their facial expressions. Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, has that. Even though it is an action film, it is also a fairly complex drama, driven by her journey into and exposure to the real world.

And then I found this:


I want.
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