Summertime. I drag the long black garden hose across the dry, brittle grass to set up a sprinkler to give relief to these dying blades once green and supple with life. Maybe this is futile; maybe the grass is so far gone that it no longer has a taste for water anymore. I know it is not going to turn to a verdant patch of soft green overnight, yet I want to try and give it some love. It is hot already, and it is not yet 9am, the heavy rubber hose puts up a fight with each step I take. Finally, I screw the sprinkler to the threaded end, set it strategically in the grass and walk back to the house to turn on the faucet. I listen for the hissing sound of water shooting from the little holes in the sprinkler, but I don’t hear anything…I turn on the faucet a bit more and still nothing. I look out over the grass in the direction of the sprinkler, my eyes tracing the meandering black line and I see it. The kink. A simple little bend in the hose prevented all of that water from getting to the grass that so badly needed it.
Levitt has it right, after all Canada is a Polar country with a lot of bi-polar people,.. especially those worried about “impending doom” due to climate change. Global warming started 15,000 years ago when Canada then,… looked like Greenland today. The ice above Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal was a mile thick. We would all be simply a “greasy smear” on the bedrock surface if those conditions existed today.
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The movie is a shade over three hours long. I appreciated the extra time, which allows us to feel the passage of prison months and years. Stephen King, sometimes dismissed as merely a best-seller, has in his best novels some of the power of Dickens, who created worlds that enveloped us and populated them with colorful, peculiar, sharply seen characters. King in his strongest work is a storyteller likely to survive as Dickens has, despite the sniffs of the litcrit establishment.