It's hooking me, it's hooking me, get it out!
Just kidding. I'm ready to be converted. I don't think the first episode was my conversion ep.
Watched Nip/Tuck. Maybe I'll talk about that tomorrow. Not too much on my mind after watching--some vague spoilers here--except that the writing is feeling a bit wobbly for the second week in a row--making a teenaged boy so insightful about his mother's needs is just wrong, for instance, though the actor was struggling manfully to render his character inarticulate as he delivered those pat lines. And Christian is Satan! I loved Lady Doc's wordless exit though. That was cold as shit. I like her! I think they're trying to do a "He's met his match" type deal, but we'll see.
Poem of the day.
Sex Without Love
How do they do it, the ones who make love
without love? Beautiful as dancers,
Gliding over each other like ice-skaters
over the ice, fingers hooked
inside each other's bodies, faces
red as steak, wine, wet as the
children at birth, whose mothers are going to
give them away. How do they come to the
come to the come to the God come to the
still waters, and not love
the one who came there with them, light
rising slowly as steam off their joined
skin? These are the true religious,
the purists, the pros, the ones who will not
accept a false Messiah, love the
priest instead of the God. They do not
mistake the lover for their own pleasure,
they are like great runners: they know they are alone
with the road surface, the cold, the wind,
the fit of their shoes, their over-all cardio
vascular health--just factors, like the partner
in the bed, and not the truth, which is the
single body alone in the universe
against its own best time.
-- Sharon Olds