Today we walk six miles of busy street. Three miles to a movie theater and back. It’s actually a nice way to watch a movie. The exercise before helps you relax during the show, and more afterward gives you time to contemplate it. Before the show the popcorn girl at the theatre takes our picture for us.
The movie we watch is Hero, the Jet Li kung fu epic. It’s very beautiful visually. The story line purports to be historical, about how the king of the Qin province unites China. The movie is done as a sort of fairy tale or legend though, which makes the historical assertions ring a little of propaganda. But even if you completely ignore the “moral” of the story, the visual feast is enough to fill up on.