Well, it’s Thanksgiving weekend, and it has been fun and relaxing so far. Regent has gone to two reading weeks per semester, and in the fall the two reading weeks coincide with Canadian Thanksgiving (in early October) and American Thanksgiving. So I’ve had the whole week off from classes, though I’ve been reading quite a bit. Mostly what I have been reading is Theology, Music and Time by Jeremy Begbie. It explores what music can teach us about theology and time. I had trouble getting into it at first, mostly because of the time spent early in the book on music theory. Later portions of the book have been much more interesting, though I wouldn’t say that it’s a groundbreaking book. There are a few new insights, but they are more along the lines of, “Oh, that’s interesting” than “I’ve never thought about that before!”
Since Wednesday, I’ve been hanging around with Mary and her family in Washington. Wednesday night, we watched the number one movie on AFI’s Top 100 Movies of All Time, Citizen Kane. I was impressed. The plot I found interesting, and it sustained my interest for all 2 hours. The cinematography was of a kind that I don’t often see in black and white movies, but I see more of those kinds of techniques nowadays. I guess there’s a reason why it’s number one: it’s so influential.
Thanksgiving was spend down in Bothell, WA at Mary’s aunt and uncle’s house, and Black Friday was spent far, far away from the mall. We mostly read our respective books, either at home or at a coffee shop. It’s nice to be dating a person who is also in grad school; I don’t feel like so much of a nerd for reading constantly when Mary has to, as well.