Here are some things that move me.
Music: The track "The Most Dangerous Woman
" on Fellow Workers
by Utah Philips & Ani Difranco moves me to tears almost every
time I listen to it.
Books: This passage in Shalimar the Clown
"This is Max, the ambassador, who has recently arrived in India to
take up his post, and wants to go to Kashmir, which is the great
flashpoint, and see it for himself. When he expressed a desire to
go immediately to Kashmir, the Indian Home Minister, Nanda,
objected strongly that security concerns were too great, his safety
couldn't be guaranteed. Then, for the first time in his life, Max
Ofals exercised the power of the United States of America. "The
nature of overwhelming might," he would later write in his book
The Man of Power
, "is such that the powerful man does not
need to allude to his power. The fact of it is present in
everyone's consciousness. Thus, power does its work by stealth, and
the powerful can subsequently deny that their strength was ever
used at all. Within hours, Nanda was overruled by the Prime
Minister's office, and the visit to Kashmir was green lit."
The sentence "I had thought I would have some revelation of
specific evil." from the Bell Jar climbs into my thoughts every
couple of months it seems.
Also, I have never before read fan fiction, but Harry Potter and the Methods of
is tons of fun.
Movies: I like lots of movies, but right now I'll mention a movie
that I hated: Star Trek Into Darkness. I grew up on TOS and TNG.
The first reboot movie was okay. Into Darkness had a lot of
problems, but the gender stuff was the worst. I seriously think
they were trying to see if they could get a negative Bachdel
TV: House of Cards, Firefly, & Six Feet Under