It’s Friday, so here is the link to my TV Watch, “Booted for ‘Reboot,'” if you’re interested. It wasn’t the show I said I’d be writing about on Monday.
Isn’t that the thing about weeks?
Between Monday and Friday, your whole perspective can change, your plans can change, your intentions can change. I was set to write about a different show entirely, and then I watched something else.
And it inspired me.
With creative pursuits, you’ve got to grab your inspiration when it comes. It’s a fickle, fleeting thing.
It’s OK to be flexible. It’s OK to change your point of view. It’s not good to be rigid in all things. That’s how you break.
Besides, with all that’s been going on with my mom, the ups and downs and ups and downs, levity was the better focus.
And that’s OK too. You’ve got to take care of yourself. It’s OK to point your energy at you.
With that I will bid you a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend.
It’s FRIDAY which means TV suggestions with my TV Watch series! This week: “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.”
And now on to Friday.
It’s sunny and mild, and it’s hard to believe it’s Friday again, though I feel like I say that a lot these days. And yet it is.
Queen Elizabeth died yesterday, at the age of 96, and it brought out a lot of things on the internet. The truth is the scars of colonialism remain open.
And there is probably no greater symbolic tribute to white supremacy than the continued existence of a monarchy in a country with an elected government. They serve two functions: reminders of the past and a draw to tourists.
You don’t even need the people for the tourism, the buildings and the jewelry and the furnishings will suffice. At Kensington Palace I couldn’t care less if William or Kate were there. I visited the royal yacht in Edinburgh and I had no hopes of seeing any actual family members. Not even the ghost of Princess Diana on her doomed honeymoon of her doomed marriage to a man who never gave up the mistress who is now the Queen Consort.
I think Meghan and Harry were a means for the monarchy to enter the 21st century with grace and morph into something useful, given they’re both actually committed to charitable works, but apparently the royal family wasn’t having it. Instead it kept Andrew.
So my opinion of the monarchy isn’t high. As an American perhaps it shouldn’t be anyway. And I am sorry for the loss of the person Elizabeth, who seemed to meet her beloved dogs on a literal rainbow bridge yesterday. But I have no good feelings for the institution of the Queen.
And with that, I wish you a happy Friday and a great weekend. Enjoy She-Hulk if you try it!