gratitude-a-thon day 2051: try something new

The other day a good friend got me tickets to Boston’s Premiere of No Time to Die, the new 007 movie. There were premieres at the same time in Chicago, LA, and London, where Kate, Wills, Charles and Camilla all were, so basically I saw the movie with the Royal fam, right?

Anyway, I’d never seen a James Bond film before! I know, you’re saying WHA? I’m surprised nobody deported me, or cancelled my citizenship for never having watched this iconic franchise. In general it’s just not my jam, you know, all that violence and all those lame jokes, but guess what — I LOVED IT!

A few years ago, on a yoga trip, we were in Matera, Italy, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most, if not the most, incredible places I’ve ever been, when we saw cranes rising above the ancient city, only to find out they were shooting this very Bond flick. Right then and there, I thought, I gotta see that movie.

It took two years to get the movie out because of Covid, but last week on a Weds. at 3:00, while Princess Kate donned a glam and sparkly number, I donned my best jeans and a raincoat, because it was pouring and amid no pomp and circumstance, went to the AMC theater on the Boston Common to see 10 minutes of magical Matera in the opening scene car chase. It was brilliant!

Just Kate and I went to the movies on a Wednesday afternoon.

Gratitude to my friend Cid for nabbing me the ticks, but also to trying something new. I’m actually going to make a point of having myself a little James Bond-a-thon. I mean, Matera might have lured me to see the movie, but Daniel Craig did the rest.

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