Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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No recap tonight. There will be a discussion entry. Down with some kind of stomach flu/food poisoning--mild, and I'm soldiering on through it, basically. Still working; cannot answer questions or comments.



I wasn't going to post at all, but I just saw on the news that Ismail Merchant has died. I knew I was a Merchant Ivory fangirl (Vladimir even got me James Ivory's autograph at one of his many film festivals), but I didn't realize I was going to be this upset about it. Howards End was actually my sick-day movie in high school--every time I was home with the flu or something, I'd watch that. It's one of the few movies I think I've ever seen that largely improves on what is already a great book. (Remains of the Day is at least as good, if not even better, perhaps, but it's so damn sad. Which means I only watched it about fifty-three times.) "Only connect" was my senior yearbook quote. My mother thought that was dumb at at the time ("It's so short! What does it even mean?"), but in the years since she's turned to me every now and then and said, "You know, it's like your yearbook quote--if only people could connect! It's so true." So... I mean... I don't know. It's sad, and I feel like I had to share it.
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