But all was quiet at my house where, aside from a few downed tree limbs along the 1/3 mile driveway, the steady rain continues to pour. (The photo you see here was taken a year ago at this time).
I went on Netflix in my free time, intending to watch a Tony Curtis movie because I was saddened to hear he’d passed away today. I loved him in Some Like it Hot and ended up putting that movie and Spartacus in my Netflix queue. When I couldn’t find any Tony Curtis movies available in the Watch Instantly choices, I began perusing what was available.
I decided upon William Hurt and Marlee Matlin in a movie I cannot believe I’d never seen before. It’s Children of a Lesser God, for which Matlin won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Actress at the age of 21. To this day, she remains the youngest actress to receive the Oscar for that category. What a beautiful and touching film this was and perfect for a rainy day. Filmed in New Brunswick, Canada during the fall, winter and summer, the scenery alone was a work of art.
Hurt plays James Leeds, an energetic and talented new teacher at a school for the deaf where Matlin is employed as a custodian. Leeds finds out that she was a former graduate of the school and was one of their most gifted students, but she has a troubled past. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.
And now, because it’s Friday and because inquiring minds want to know, I have some questions for you . . .
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1. What is the most interesting sight within your current field of vision right now?See you in the comments, my friends . . .
2. Have you ever had your initials carved into a tree?
3. Do you call or e-mail your friends and/or family?
4. What is your favorite mode of travel? (Car, plane, train, etc.)
5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? What do you think it meant?