I went to see a movie on Friday that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was The Final Girls and the film was funny and charming. One of the things that stuck with me is an exchange between two characters in the first few minutes of the film. It is as follows, but not exactly, so don’t quote me:
Gertie: Are you okay?
Max: (Stares off in the distance)
Gertie: Just keep on keeping on.
Max: What does that even mean?!
Gertie: I have no fucking idea. My therapist said it though, so…
That’s how I feel, not even books are cheering me up these days – not that I’m not still trying. I can intellectually appreciate good writing, even if I’m not getting the same emotional experience out of it.
Slump, slump, slump. The news of Henning Mankell’s sad passing did not help. But I’m still working my way through The Tsar and Love and Techno and Gathering Prey. Both are good, but I suspect I’d enjoy them more if I was in a better mindset.
At least there’s still hope for tomorrow. What are you reading?