The last two weeks I've been in less than a "making mode" and more of a "filtering content mode." Working on all sorts of filtration projects. The nice thing about Saipua is I never have to want for content. Just the time to get it lined up and presented to you.
And by "content" I mean a complete deconstruction of my final thoughts on Homeland, I've replaced the iphone pictures of the TV screen from my private collection with some unrelated here-and-there farm/flower images. Bear with me.
Over dinner the other night, after days of rumination I said - "You know when Brody and Carrie are sipping wine in the cabin in front of the fire?" I feel like thats what all women want all the time. (I hope you don't mind that I make a sweeping statement about our gender here - that we all want to bed down with lying terrorists who abandon their families.)
There is a scene around episode 11 in Homeland where Carrie and Brody meet in the woods. I can reenact it for you in person if you like I've watched it about 5 times, sneaking home for lunch firing up showtime on demand. What I like about this scene is the romantic tension. The uncertainty, the complication.
In relationships we tend to always migrate toward the routine. Couple up, domesticate, start a family. I see the advantage of this, the attraction. But I have always also been afraid of that sequence. One which feels - for me - restrictive. I watch a show like Homeland -- and thank you for indulging me - and I want to BE IN THE CIA. I really do, I have actually spent time thinking about the feasibility of a career change. I want adventure like that. Responsibility and power like that. To walk in with top clearance wearing one of those clippy name tags that scans you in anywhere.
So when Carrie chooses Brody over her career (for those fleeting moments before the bomb - THE DRAMA! GOD TV! I LOVE IT!) I wanted to throw something at the screen. Weakness I thought.
I really don't know where I was going with this.
I started writing this morning with the intention of sharing the new Worlds End website. I was going to write a stoic post about nature to announce it. I wanted to make a soundtrack featuring songs about the end of the world. Fitting right. Maybe I'll get to it later.
I hope you click around it and enjoy it. I shared it a few days ago in our newsletter. I'm really happy and humbled to say that we're already at capacity with our two scheduled work days, but I'll soon be posting more opportunities for those wanting to visit and participate. Because I guess I'm keeping my day job.