“Busy, busy, busy, is what we Bokononists whisper whenever we think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.”
If I was a true Bokononist, that’s what I would whisper in these recent few weeks.
I also suffered from sleep deprivation which made me fall asleep in random places (like a bus) and situations. And that made me think of ‘My Own Idaho’, my favourite Gus Van Sand film. As it happens, the main character suffers from narcolepsy, so he wakes up in different locations and times.
It’s one of those films which might not be perfect, but some kind of magic happened and this mesmerizing, captivating creation appeared. The cast is just perfect. River Phoenix is a legend, his talent shone through in this film. It is such a shame we are not able to see how his career could develop. But he left an unforgettable mark in the history of cinema.
‘My Private Idaho’ to me is the best Van Sant’s film. It’s so beautifully shot and sad, poignant and heart breaking, that once you watch it, the images will never leave you.
Here’s something unexpected with it, I am pretty sure hustlers would love it.
Beetroot and Dill Soup:
2 medium potatoes
1l vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 cup of soaked overnight and cooked cannellini beans (or rinsed tinned ones)
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup fresh dill
1/2 cup sour or soya cream
1. Start by warming up the stock. Peel beetroots and potatoes, wash the and cut them into cubes.
2. Add vegetables to the stock with bay leaf, salt and pepper. Simmer until beetroot and potatoes get soft. Add lemon juice and cannellini beans. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Take the soup of the heat, add cream of your choice, dill, season to taste.