So this is it. We are leaving today for a week and a half. We were supposed to leave tomorrow at 4am but Serge decided to get a head start so he reserved a hotel next to where we will be taking the bus tomorrow morning. (Tourbus to NYC) Then we stay a night there, in New Jersey actually, and then get on the cruise ship Tuesday. It's this boat. It's mostly a fun in the sun vacation this time, not like in Europe where you had one day to see a huge city. We are just going to some beaches this time and relaxing. Serge is bringing his laptop so I may post once or twice but no promises.
I saw a really good film yesterday called J'ai tué ma mère (I killed my mother) and it was made by a teenager! It won several awards at the Cannes film festival and I could see why - every scene rang true. In fact, it took me back to my adolescence and I identified very strongly with the main character. I kept thinking, "that happened to me too" all the way through. There's a part where the jocks beat up the gay kid because they sense his femininity and of course the gay kid tells no one. That happened to me and I imagine countless others. It's saddening to realize that that shit still goes on today, in every school, in every country, everywhere. And the beat up ones are too ashamed to tattle. I know I was.
Anyway. Still a few last minute packing things to do and maybe a stroll through the botanical gardens (with Mel who's in town visiting) before we head over to the hotel later. I hope y'all have a lovely week. Don't miss me too much now. Ciao.