I realize I have been posting a lot of video but not much writing. I am waiting for a grand thought and insight but none are coming. Most of what I have seen I can't write about anyway but it is too close to home and has to be kept under my hat.
I have plenty of spare time at school. So I have been studying my Chinese and Greek texts. I will report soon the completion of the Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. The last two days, I have also watched a DVD of the movie Brigadoon starring Gene Kelley. The DVD I found at the Nanchang Book Market Third Floor. I enjoyed the movie. I liked the fact that it was filmed in CinemaScope. The movie was a musical obviously filmed on a set. But the set was so well designed that I didn't not mind at all the obvious unreality of it. The movie will never be called great yet, I enjoyed more than any of the great movies of this day and age. The movie was pure escapism with alright music and dancing. How I wish I could just live in a musical. It would be wonderful if my classes broke out into elaborate song and dance numbers.
The students believe that the economy is slowly recovering. In may in China, I say. But the Chinese are right to worry about Americans printing money. They in fact have been grilling the Fed about it.
I told my wife to not take Tony downtown because it was Children's Day. Better to take him downtown on another day when there would be peace and quiet, I said. But the wife today took him downtown anyway. She phoned me to summon me to join them at a playground. It was of course full of screaming children of other people. I loathed it so.