Can't wait until every mood subsides. I have been under a 'coma' for days now. The future is unclear but I'll keep you posted. Just saw multiple films of Lav Diaz, i need time to reprocess everything. Have just read important essays on two philosophers: Jean-Paul Sartre and Paul Ricoeur. Phenomenology. Hermeneutics. Bad bad bad faith. Liberation from the past. Masturbation and homosexuality, for Sartre, that is. Purchased three Jia Zhangke: Xiao Wu (or The Pickpocket, 1997), Platform (2000), and Unknown Pleasures (2002). Also acquired two of Rohmer's 'six Moral Tales'. He died four days ago, last Monday, eleventh of January. He was a good man, literary figure who became a filmmaker.