Almost TGIF everyone!!
Politics has been making my head spin so much this week- it’s so fascinating and a fantastic time for democracy whichever party you choose to vote for- but please do vote on June 8th!!!
After a busy morning, it was time to take advantage of a belated birthday treat- the amazing Showroom Cinema had given me a complementary ticket to see a film of my choice-so I took advantage of this kindness by selecting “A Quiet Passion” focussing on the life of poet Emily Dickinson- and I was in for a treat!!!
The pleasant staff gave me a voucher to take to the refreshment kiosk to receive 2 scoops of ice-cream for free!!!
I screamed for ice-cream (not literally!) with my combination of two big scoops of lime and passion-fruit nestling on top of cherry and kirsch- so delicious- it was gone in seconds of plonking down on the front row with my sweet treat!!!!
All that sugar was well needed as the film commenced with Cynthia Nixon portraying the deeply emotional and sensitive Emily with a poignancy that left me moved to tears towards the end of the film.
Her desire for emotional and spiritual independence yet all encompassing need to love and receive love in return from her family and friends simultaneously forms the foundation stones of this beautiful film.
Emily is ahead of her time in terms of her originality of thought and unconventional approach to questioning social mores and gender relations, which lends the film a feminist angle which is touching and enchanting in equal measure.
I left the cinema in a thoughtful mood, determined to discover more about Emily, and what made this fascinating lady tick through her poetic works.
I bid you goodnight with a link to one of her famous quotations on hope that most inspiring of human wishes.