Charles Mudede is a fantastic writer, economist, film-maker...how do people get so talented at so many things. He has an article in The Stranger about climate change that made a lot of sense to me, things I've been thinking about for a while but can't quite articulate at his level. Who can? (The readers here may want to pass on that link. I think we're all navigating the Scylla and Charybdis of zen fatalism acceptance and curiosity.)
But it was something else Mudede mentioned that has stayed with me all day. A passing reference to Children of Men. It is a wonderful film. Even after watching countless YouTube clips I went into iTunes (I thought iTunes had stopped!) and rented it. Clive Owen joins the list of Top 5 Unshowered people in a movie. (Access to water is a luxury. Not a statement on not showering. It's an observation about the director's choices in depicting a character and London in the late 2020s.)
I've paused at about the middle. I've had the score on repeat all day. I think I'll finish the night with the score. Hauntingly beautiful. Reminds me very much of Henryk Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.
I was very sad to read about Michael K. Williams' passing. Incredible actor. I think he's most famous for The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, but it was Lovecraft Country for me.