I've been trying to get back into swimming the last few weeks. I'll swim a few laps and then walk a few laps. Today, for the first time since my knee surgery, I really swam! Before, I was gently swimming; today, I threw myself into it. It was wonderful!
I had forgotten how exhausted really swimming makes me when I haven't done it for a while - hence tonight's link-snack:
- First, my tribute to the Awkward Blogger. I have a number of her posts to link to tonight, including her birthday tribute to Barbra Streisand, her review of a stage performance of Sunday in the Park with George, and an unusual take-off on a song from Chitty Chitty Bang Band.
“My favorite play in drama school was The Bacchae,” Jackman says, surprising me. Why would he choose this most gruesome of Greek tragedies as his favorite? “It’s about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy—it’s related to the word ‘bacchanal’—and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires,” Jackman says. “I think Wolverine represents that in its most allegorical sense. He’s a man who battles between the animal and the human, between the chaos in him and the self-control he must have. We all deal with this to some extent. At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.”...