“A person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.”
Christine de Pizan
First Light – Chilkat Mountains – Alaska
On a rare, clear day, after sunrise, this is my view across the Chilkat Inlet: first light on mountains with no name.
Winter in a remote corner of Alaska is my way to recuperate from a busy summer schedule. One could say I am living under a rock. A weekly trip into town running errands to replenish my food supply, pick a book and some DVDs from the library and check my PO box are my direct encounters with human society. I have access to the internet, so I can, or should I say I could (?), stay in touch with world news.
Part of my home entertainment consists of watching TV marathons, my way of catching up. I had not watched TV for years and this is when I realize how detached I have been. No regrets here. Watching “House of Cards”, “The Wire”, “The Shield”, and “Homeland” I am wondering how close fiction is to real life. Full of violence, intrigue and deception. What I read in the news is not so different from what I see in the TV dramas.
So here is my simple request to you. What feel-good TV series should I watch, or which books should I read to restore my faith in human society?
While patiently awaiting your response I am looking up and forward to another splendid sunrise. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not the day after. But some day the sun will be back and expel the gray.