I’ve never posted anything like these, so I don’t feel bad about going a little cliché today. They’re from earlier this summer, back when it was hot. It was still quite nice until a couple weeks ago but now it’s properly cool.
→ For many years, seeing the moon has made me think of a Catalan nursery rhyme, La lluna, la pruna. You can read the text here (handily translated into français too!) or just watch this video of a performance which is amazing for many reasons. 1) It features a perfect example of the Catalan mullet. 2) The description reads, in part, Canten els més xics [the littlest ones sing] and if you don’t think that Catalan is one of the most charming-looking languages, you’re crazy.
→ The second thing I usually think of is a 1988 Richard Dreyfuss comedy called MOON OVER PARADOR and how, among the many made up Latin and South American countries which exist in movies, my favorite is Val Verde because DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER. (My love for Bruce Willis has only started to fade in recent years.)