I went to the bookstore today and bought a book called The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. I know I will love this book. I know from reading the first page. I read it and then closed the book as if to delay the pleasure. It waits for me by the bed tonight. It is written by Rebecca Miller, her husband is the actor Daniel Day Lewis. They split their lives by living in New York and Ireland. The last time I saw Daniel Day Lewis was when he starred in a movie called There Will Be Blood. It was amazing, fantastic, tremendous. Art in motion. He, Daniel Day, said of the movie ''it was man at his most animalistic, sifting through filth to find bright sparkly things''. My day moved on from there.
I read in the newspaper that the victims of racism in Belfast, the Romanians, have opted to fly back to Romania. Over one hundred Romanians have decided to leave. That means approximately fourteen remain. Why? Why do they want to stay in this hateful society. Three men all in their twenties were arrested for racist attacks. Surely, going home, must mean something. It can't be all that bad. Who wants your kids shouted and jeered at on a daily basis? I don't understand. Funny old world.
My son comes home for dinner and announces to us that the exchange student his girlfriend is hosting is called Chanel aka top clothes monger, designer outfits.Anyway, apparently, her Mom WAS a supermodel from Sweden.............deep breath, hence Chanel. Chanel likes to smoke like a chimney and throw up after every meal. Chanel has all the best clothes and is according to my teenage son, HOT but quiet. Chanel looks bored most of the time and is constantly on her mobile phone talking to friends in France. Chanel needs a kick in the designer pants.
Funny day. Now, you've heard it first from the channel or shall I say Chanel of Irish news. Broadcast on a daily basis from the Boleybeg studios. By the way the only sane people around here apart from yours truly are the dogs. They are ultimately predictable but god damn it, whats the deal with dogs and food? Its eat eat eat until the cows come home. I don't understand why they aren't two thousand pounds overweight.
One more thing. Beautiful sky. It just rained and it is welcome, for once. All is really quite wonderful. My book awaits me. The world of words opening up with tremendous excitement. Crazy, I know but someones got to do it. Mp