“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
Lately I have been doing a bit of travelling in my mind. There is something so wonderful about viewing maps and travel photography (how awesome is that Prague photo above?) and reading about cities and places in the world, where one has never been or already visited. I'm mainly focused on Europe, still reading about Corsica and next on my list is Spain.
When I'm feeling like this, which happens quite frequently, I like turning to films that take place in faraway places. I recently watched A Passage to India (1984) for the first time. It was adapted from E.M. Forster's novel, which I wanted to read before watching the film, but when I saw the DVD at the library I had to borrow it. The late Peggy Ashcroft is in a supporting role and she's so wonderful, I think she completely stole the scene.
Speaking of DVDs. You guys weren't kidding about the Cranford series. I watched season one this weekend and was mesmerized by the story. If it weren't for my sick boy, I'd be at the library already to get season two. Thank you for the get well wishes. He's still sick but feeling slightly better. He's now relaxing under a duvet on the other chaise lounge, watching The Two Towers (2002), for the 100th time or so. There's nothing like a Lord of the Rings marathon when one is sick.
I hope you're all having a good start of the week!
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bottom-left: Saddleback Leather Company
bottom-right: Pia Jane Bijkerk