Next, I managed to finish Hamlet (the movie), albeit interrupted by a trip to pick up Priya from volleyball, multiple emails exchanged with potential internship organizations, and a nap. I really enjoyed Director Zeffirelli's version, and I believe the original language was made very understandable (and hilarious!) by the way in which the actors presented it. My favorite scene remains one we viewed in English class this year, when Hamlet decides that "the play's the thing . . . wherein [he'll] catch the conscience of the King." I find Gibson's acting delightful in this scene, and his delivery of Hamlet's sarcasm here unbeatable.
Back home, she taught me to play Ingrid Michaelson's "Starting Now" on the piano -- a song which she herself just learned today! (Click here to hear the song, one of my favorites at the moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-CuasqL4.) As I head to bed tonight, I pray for the amazing heroes of September 11, 2001 and their families.