Sunday, April 20, 2014

So let it be written

Last night we finished watching one of my favourite movies, one shown every year at Easter. You may have already guessed it from the title of this post... "The 10 Commandments". It has to be the movie with the most quotable lines, in fact I would love to memorize the whole script as there are quote worthy lines in every scene. Charleton Heston and Yul Brenner are fantastically melodramatic (on purpose?). I can just imagine the writers falling off their chairs laughing as they came up with some of the lines.

Does she... grate garlic on her skin?
Or is it soft... as mine?
Are her lips chafed and dry as the desert sand,
or are they moist and red
like a pomegranate?
Is it the fragrance of myrrh that scents her hair...
...or is it the odour of sheep?

God opens the sea with the breath from his nostril.

Seriously! The movie is filled with lines like this :-)  I even found a site with the whole script. The movie is an annual "must see".

Yesterday was one of those days that I just couldn't summon up the energy to do much. When I finally made it outside we decided to move a few things from the garage into the back of the barn (which is really just moving stuff that should go to the dump to another location, one out of sight). We found a dead raccoon back there - just a little one, that didn't look like it had been dead for long. It had a healthy hair coat (no mange), and no obvious signs of trauma. Perhaps the long winter starved it.  A few other gardening tasks got done, and the coloured lights from the spruce got put away. We left the white fairy lights up in the trees in front of the house - they are pretty, and I think will look really nice once the leaves are out. All in all, much more productive than I thought the day would be (I only wrote about the highlights.)