BGM: The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"
Today was a day off. This morning I went to Aeon as usual and read John Irving's "A Prayer For Owen Meany" again. John Irving's this novel gives me a certain nostalgia. Now I am enjoying the part that describes the childhood of the main characters, and I can feel that even I can go back to my childhood because of its content and style. It reminds me of oil on canvas. It was painted carefully again and again. A truly decent work so I am impressed by it as the work of one of the greatest storytellers from America. I want to keep on reading it. It would leave a footprint in my memory.
I enjoyed The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" I say that The Beatles are still my favorite. But of course, "Pet Sounds" is an evergreen one. It lets me think that getting older is not bad. A really great masterpiece. I can't see how this life will become. God only knows. Now I enjoy Jazz, The Beach Boys, and John Irving. But the day I enjoy Haruki Murakami would come again. I want to enjoy what would happen in my life, or I should admit that I could do anything else. Life is once. I want to enjoy the precious my 50s quietly.
This afternoon I watched Bill Pohlad's "Love & Mercy". This movie describes the charisma from The Beach Boys Brian Willson's life from two aspects. I might become a crybaby as a child so I cried a little when I watched the ending. Brian must be a genius so he had to struggle with the madness in himself. He tried to make great music with his talent. The soulmate appears in this movie at last, and she sets Brian free. So Brian starts his new life. It must be a movie like a dark horse. Brian starts controlling his life.
In the evening I watched Sally El Hosaini's "The Swimmers". I have been impressed by Netflix because it suggests this kind of great movie by reading my taste. This describes swimmers who became refugees trying to go to Rio Olympics. I felt that this was a great roleplaying game. It has no wasted essence like the athlete's body (so it might need some "waves" in storytelling). Will this director become a great one who will work internationally like Danny Boyle? I should follow this person.