Tuesday, April 10
I woke in the night and heard what sounded like rain in the darkness. It turned out that snow had fallen or, at least, that a blanket of snow resulted. I left for the bus in very peculiar surroundings. The sun had come up and the sky had turned a bright cloudless blue. The ground lay white underfoot and the trees and bushed has a heavy covering of fresh snow.
Outside Minna and Tommi’s I stop to take some photographs of the bushes. The combination of different lights and colours seems extraordinary.
At 14:20 I will leave for Itäkeskus where Irma and I will meet Jessica and Jolanda to discuss the progress of the MakeSomeNoise branding project. The meeting will end better than it started, and we will feel that progress has begun to happen.
After a detour home to see Sunshine, and to notice that all the morning snow has vanished as quickly as it came, we will drive to Kulosaari and take the metro to Kaisaniemi where we will meet Naa and walk to the Maxim cinema.
Irma has booked us tickets to see The Shape of Water, which will prove a truly excellent film, if you like magic realistic remakes of fifties monster movies that exude peculiarity which, it seems, we do. The Maxim cinema will act as a perfect backdrop for the movie since it seems like a magic realist reinvention of a old cinema from a parallel reality. You sit in big armchairs that you can move around. You have tables next to you. You can order tapas, fish salads, beer, wine and champagne before (and at any time during) the movie.
We will go home feeling very happy and thoroughly relaxed.