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Still my retina-peeled vitrectomy eyeball is healing. The air bubble
is shrinking and my vision is coming back, but there is still a haze,
like a London fog, as I look out over the bubble, which is a dark orb
with a corona like that of an eclipse––I have a dark and dying star in
my eye. Another visit to the retina surgeon on Tuesday will
hopefully bring happy healing news. And as of today I can finally get
the eye in water––I can wash my hair after 8 days. YAY!!!
Legend has it that if the Tower of London’s ravens should perish or be
lost, the Crown and kingdom will fall. The Ravenmaster’s role is serious
indeed, and after decades of serving the Queen, Yeoman Warder
Christopher Skaife took on the added responsibility of caring for these
infamous birds. In The Ravenmaster, he invites us over the tower’s
drawbridge to watch as he feeds his raven’s ox-hearts and dog-biscuits
soaked in blood, protects them from foxes, and ensures that these
unusual, misunderstood, and utterly brilliant corvids are healthy, happy
and ready to captivate the three million tourists who flock to the
Tower every year.
With my ONE EYE (retina-peeled, vitrectomy) and FACE DOWN, I just watched a great doc streaming
on Netflix. A MUST WATCH for Kubrick fans and especially fans of the
very intense and overwhelming process that filmmaking (on any level) is.
When making a serious movie, you're either in...or you're out.
"Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick
picked him for the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon. That first
encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive —
he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the
director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job
available: casting director, acting coach, location scouter, sound
engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of
Kubrick’s films. Tony Zierra’s affecting documentary profiles the
devoted “filmworker”—Vitali’s preferred job title—as he enthusiastically
recounts his days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and
obsessive director. The experiences brought both tremendous sacrifice
and glowing pride. Filmworker celebrates the invisible hands that shape
masterpieces, reminding us that behind every great director, there is a
Leon Vitali."––Telluride Film Festival
The surgeon said all looks good in my invaded eye, except for a bit of
extra bleeding she wants to stop. So I now have 3 different drops I
will be taking, 2 of them 4 times a day. I'm also currently blind in my
eye until the air bubble for healing eventually dissolves and my retina
becomes hopefully better. So I am a one-eyed wonder for at least
another week. Uhggggg...
Good news is I only have to wear the big patch at night when 'trying'
to sleep, if at all possible. And I have to continue the face down
position until Monday morning. I revisit the surgeon bright and early
on Tuesday morning. So...back to being miserable for now.