I know it has been a while.
Apart from a flu I also had some serious thought about closing the doors here for a while. I have no inspiration whatsoever at the moment. There is not much exiting to write about and it feels like the plot is seriously lost on this website. I also know I am stilled pissed off about my film crash and it somehow blocks me in writing a new script. I know I need to get over it.
But then …
… I received an email from a big Dutch publisher two days ago. They want to include one of my silly London poems in their English learning book for secondary schools. They offer me £21 for it, so no I won’t get rich. (If anybody out there knows if this is a fair price, please let me know).
But it made me feel good. Maybe I should push the whole film script writing aside for a while and concentrate on writing some poems again.
They tend to be short and it doesn’t take me that long to write them, so it might be a good way to get productive and writing again, even though it’s only small poems. So that’s the plan. A book full with London poems. Did I say book? Well who knows.
Things I have learned the last couple of days:
- Prince Charles is a really nice man. He is clever and funny, good hearted and he does a lot of great work. I would not mind to live in a country where he is king. He turned sixty recently.
- David Morrisey is going to be the next Doctor? A shame David Tennant leaves the series, but I look forward to see him in other productions (not the least 1939). He is a great actor. David Morrisey is not quirky enough if you ask me.
- the Fallen. A three hour long documentary honouring the 300 British soldiers that have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I accidentally zapped into it. I think a lot of people get numb for the regular “British soldier killed in Iraq” line on the news. The documentary showed the parents, children, wifes and husbands, brothers and sisters and friends of the 300 “British soldiers killed in Iraq (or Afghanistan)” and how they coped with the loss of their dear ones. It was heart breaking and I cried a lot. I just saw the news and the next British soldier has already been killed.
- I also saw Baader Meinhof Complex. Which was very shocking to watch. I remember I was kind of scared of the people of the Baader Meinhof group and also – Germany felt very close to the Netherlands all of a sudden. The film shows how the group started and how it all ended. Gripping.
- And I learned that Colin Firth can dance a tango. And that that’s rather enjoyable to watch but it was not enough to save Easy Virtue from being another boring British film about class. Or the lack of it.
So – how have you been?