Well, it's Groundhog Day....again....and I've noticed from my statistics that my review of this, my favourite movie by several country miles, has had a spike in hits. So here it is, for everybody else.
(Of course, it's really Candlemas day, as we know...)
I thought I was a Groundhog Day nut, but I'm in the Little League compared to Robert Black of the Groundhog Day Project Blog, who watched the movie every day for a year. (I don't have that kind of stamina. I don't plan to watch it today, or even for some time to come, because I'm scared of wearing it out.) He's now progressed to analysing other movies, and I have to say it's interesting. It's one of the very few blogs I read these days. (Have you ever noticed the phenomenon of blog burnout? No matter how much you like someone's writing, and their way of seeing things, after a while you feel-- or at least, I feel-- that I've absorbed all I can of what they have to say. For a while at least. I usually come back eventually.)
As for my own beloved readers, I'm sorry I haven't spoken in a bit. I've been writing my Catholic Voice and Open Door articles as usual. I'm going to give a talk on Chesterton in a couple of weeks that I will put on the blog afterwards. And I got in touch with someone in my local parish who is interested in putting my hymns to music-- so we'll see how that works out.
I hope you are all well. I do pray for you all but I have to admit my prayer life has been rather subdued recently. I don't know if you have that experience....but sometimes, I just sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament and open my heart without words-- or do the same thing as I go about my daily business. At times like that, the only intentions I really keep in my mind are my most regular ones, and whatever is happening particularly at the moment.
Happy Candlemas Day! And happy Groundhog Day!