Hurricane Irene is taking her sweet time leaving the Outer Banks and heading north. While we're waiting for her we are walking the dog between rain showers and Netflix so he won't have to hold it too long should it suddenly get nasty outside.
This afternoon's selection was Chris and Don, A Love Story. This is a documentary told mostly from Don's perspective, about two remarkable men - Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. The story follows their lives before and after their meeting and through the time of Chris's death in 1986. As an out gay couple they were certainly ahead of their times.
The thing that struck me most about the story was how quickly one's life passes by - no matter how filled it might be with the stuff of theatre and wonderful experiences. It left me with a certain sadness. The fact that most of us lead quite ordinary lives and will never be famous writers or artists conjures up the words of Thoreau that most of us "lead lives of quiet desperation".
But while waiting for Irene, we got a little glimpse of the lives of two very interesting men who shared a unique and loving relationship.