Friday, January 16, 2009

Last Day Coming

The Cleanse does and doesn't get easier, and with just two days left, it's pretty awesome to have something to look forward to like the return of Battlestar Galactica.

It's easy to put too much of yourself, or just too much period, into television.

But there's something apt about this show returning at the penultimate day of the cleanse. This is not easy television. This is not hard television. This is as hard as television gets. It's unrelenting, it's dark, it's rarified.

Even the lighting, the sound, even the dialogue, tonight what we were treated to was stripped down, laid bare. The colours on 'planet earth' washed out, grays on gray.

And yet, at the same time, a show and a story full of life. The promise of answers to our questions. A message, that oddly, I imagine will fulfill Lee's belief that all of this has happened before, but it doesn't have to happen again.

It reminds me that some of Eric's clients look forward to the cleanse, to its renewal. To the opportunity to break old habits- nutritional- that lock us into a cycle that's self-limiting. Athletes have to have discipline in more ways than just workouts. One of those ways is nutrition. All of this was eaten before, but all of this doesn't have to be eaten again ?

Yeah, silly, I know. But maybe there's something to it anyway.

No comments: