My new look! It's been headache central over here so I'm no longer disappointed that I'm not in Calcutta at the moment. It's much easier to massage Biofreeze into my head without it getting into my eyes when the hair is short. Dagny gave me the haircut--she doesn't hesitate, lol. This is the shortest my hair has ever been. It reminded me of the Passion of Joan of Arc. It's the best version I've seen--pretty much follows the transcript of the trial. It's a silent film and shot in such a way, with closeups of the actress' expressive face and those of her interrogators. You can really feel St. Joan's fear and confusion with all these churchmen threatening her, berating her. Ah, but she's a saint and nobody even remembers the names of those high and learned church officials. It's been so great to watch these movies with Max. He's taking an online class on Film in History and he shares the lecture with us before watching so we're getting a free education. The first one was Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Wow! I loved the look of the movie and the young and manly Jesus! Interestingly, the young man who plays Jesus was an atheist and remained an atheist after this movie. Sometimes I wonder how it's possible because the Gospels are transformative, but then I remember that even Jesus couldn't get everybody to follow Him. Many followers lefts Him because they did not like the Truth. He said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I love what St. John says: the light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it. Indeed, no matter how dark the world gets, the Holy Spirit will illuminate Truth. Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Next on the list: Spartacus and Gladiator.
That's my hair you see--2 inches of curls--that will line the nests of birds. We also have our first honey! Michael was removing the bars where the combs were going across and it was so honey-laden. Isn't the comb beautiful? A marvel of engineering when you consider how heavy the comb gets when it's filled with honey (or brood or pollen). I want to make a skin cream--mix the comb with coconut oil and lavender. Or a candle! So great to have bees! God's gift to make life sweet and beautiful.