Thursday, July 5, 2012

Local color

Most of the hallways and public spaces in the elevated station have an abundance of cables, conduits, pipes, and other random architectural guts strung along their ceilings.  This particularly colorful bunch is outside one of the network rooms on the first floor of B-pod.

Boy, did I ever enjoy watching BLADE RUNNER (THE FINAL CUT version) last night.  I had not viewed the movie in a couple years, and had never seen this most-recent revision and restoration.  That this motion picture, to which the term “classic” can be liberally applied, is 30 years old is just astounding.  It was great to get fully sucked into the world of Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future of 2019, despite-rather, because of-its crazy urban blight and bustle.  The themes of the nature of humanity and how to make the most out of the time we have really resonate with me.  I’m ready to let these eyes of mine see some new sights after another year down here (the Tannhauser Gate, please!).* Who ever decided to make “escapism” a pejorative term was a fool that probably never spent a year secluded at the bottom of the planet.

*Along that line of thinking, no, we have no details about travel arrangements with the new contractors to date.  I still hope to have an urgent summons to Houston, but barring that, who knows what the way home will look like?
“Cruelty and fear shake hands together”
~Honore de Balzac

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