Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, it might be for the last time as it’s getting cold here and my county is increasing COVID restrictions. So I’d savor every sip and every scrap of conversation.
I’d share that all the leaves are gone and we’re into the ugly part of November. In just a day or two, we went from vibrant reds and golds to gloomy browns with grey skies.
I joined a new book club, which read Their Eyes Were Watching God. I thoroughly enjoyed this Harlem Renaissance novel by Zora Neal Hurston. The group consisted of insightful readers, in particular the group leader.
Now I’m unemployed so I needed to file a claim in Illinois. How I struggled with the online form that wouldn’t show my recent job, but stuck with my part time library position. I wound up calling the office, followed the directions to leave a message (as they don’t take live calls), and waiting. It took 2 and a half days, but in time I did get called back and was impressed by the reps helpfulness. She completed my claim and explained why the library job was prominent and that I should expect the problem to take a couple weeks to fix.
I went to my favorite church in the city since Mayor Lightfoot is shutting down the city as of today. Her pronouncements are a reaction to increased numbers of cases (not of the CCP virus. So I figured it could be now or never to go to St. John Cantius in person before (or after) Christmas. We follow the rules there so I felt safe. The community and wise homily was uplifting, which is necessary in November during a pandemic.
I watched La Dolce Vita by Fellini again for my old movie New Year’s Resolution. I’ll get a review up soon. In a nutshell the film has beautiful aspects but it’s also hard to watch the character’s empty lives.
I’ve been able to resume my writing and did some revision work on my play. I hope to dedicate more time to writing in the next couple of months.
On Wednesday we honored veterans and I discovered a brilliant YouTube channel called Morphed Reality, which has lots of videos with classic film images with poetry and subtle music. They also have videos with great thinkers lectures or essays that are equally masterful.