It’s August 14 (I’ve double checked), and tomorrow I start heading home. Today is Independence Day in Pakistan, when that country was declared an Official National following the partition by the British in 1947. Also on this day, in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in London. After 41 years, it’s now the longest-running movie in cinema history. I have never seen it.
And it’s a happy birthday to French actor Emmanuelle Béart (♥), who becomes 52 today, once again proving how old I am. Finally, on this day in 2004 the Polish writer (later an American citizen) Czesław Miłosz died; he was a Nobel Laureate in literature. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili and Cyrus are sad about the state of the world:
Hili: Did you read the news?Cyrus: Yes, I did.Hili: Me too.
Hili: Czytałeś wiadomości?
Hili: Ja też.
In Wloclawek, we’ve given Leon several of the Japanese “cat’s snacks” provided by Hiroko. Like Hili, he loves them, proving that Japanese and Polish cats have similar tastes.
Leon: Hmmm. Jerry knows perfectly how to make a cat happy.
Leon: Don’t call me “my little one.” I’m already 9 weeks old!