Tarkovsky, who didn’t drink usually, drank a lot of vodka, and went so far as to turn off the speaker from which music had floated into the restaurant, and began to sing the theme of the samurai from Seven Samurai at the top of his voice. As if to rival him, I joined in.
For I was at that moment very happy to find myself living on Earth.
I didn’t know about the Boston explosions until a minute ago. I was out running errands and wasn’t listening to the radio. Horrible stuff. Any explosions, of course, bring to mind 9/11 for anyone who lived through that awful time.
I went to the LA Times website to read what had happened. On the…