Saturday, January 13, 2024

Still Life - Justice vs. Vengeance — Is There a Difference?

This pacy crime drama from Jed Mercurio’s stable doesn’t have a single weak link among its stellar cast 

With an idyllic family lifestyle in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Lexie Noble, played by Morven Christie, is unaware that her husband Jared has been laundering crime lord Cal Morris' illegal earnings on a vast scale - Jared's every move is being monitored by financial investigators DC Jibran Khan and DCI Adam Guthrie, who are determined to use the Noble family to bring Cal Morris to justice. Produced by Jed Mercurio's HTM Television.

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Justice vs. Vengeance — Is There a Difference?Living Philosophy (The Greeks definitely thought there was. Look at how Athena rein in their scope of authority per myth and as commemorated in various plays, notably Euripedes’ The Furies. 

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Still Life 

Somehow, the two of us sit in a café
bordering the park. Its grass succumbs
again to chronic green, and I see,
obedient, what I don’t want to see—
lacerating tulips, leaf-racked trees,
hear steps as gunshots on the street,
heel and pavement sniping at each other.
The corner of your mouth bleeds geography
in the form of Côtes du Rhône.
And the sunset is Cossack,
reddening the West with its pogrom.
I should be sipping the Riesling of an April evening,
the minutes sweet and disappearing on my palate,
mouth smoothing out, from time to time,
the folds of your neck’s mortal velvet.
I should admire, not endure, the hyacinth, the campanelle
developing their color photographs of light.
But an hour not this one has stiffened
on the clock, and will not pass;
and eternity, twelve-armed goddess
revealed to me, appears in her aspect of hell.

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