So I got back from San Antonio around quarter-to-ten last night; I’m still mildly jet-lagged. Bought a DVD while I was out there, Koyaanisqatsi, and got through half of it on the plane back before the batteries on my laptop ran out of juice. So far it’s in the same vein as Baraka, which means I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It juxtaposes natural and urban life. The commentary isn’t quite as evident as it is in Baraka, but I’ll reserve final judgement until after I’ve seen the whole thing. It’s unintentionally funny at times: since the movie is from 1983, so is the clothing. And all the cars. Still, it’s been chock full of powerful imagery so far; the soundtrack (by noted composer Philip Glass) adds enormously to the whole experience, too.
Thought you guys might get a kick out of what appeared in my mailbox, right before I left for San Antonio..

Looks like the Lord could do with a helping of Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Speaking of which, you know how traditionally, it takes me forever to get through a book? Well, with Eats, Shoots… I’ve just been flying through the pages. I’m almost halfway done, and I only bought it a couple weeks ago!! 🙂