It would have been too chilly for a swim this morning, but the front pools are open, only, I like the back pools much better, we’ll see. Might try riding that bike now that I seem to be better, but Lord what a damper that pain placed on the first few months of 2016. But, I am almost in complete viewing glory since the warm weather favorites have returned save one: Ray Donovan. That’s in June. But, Turn, Penny Dreadful and Outlander. The first episode of the new season of Penny Dreadful had poor Vanessa in deep depression and alone. I am happy to say that Patti Lupone has rejoined the cast as a female Dr. Seward, an alienist who Vanessa starts consulting. I had loved her last year as the cut-wife, Joan Clayton and the time she and Vanessa spent in her isolated cottage on the moor–come to find out, Dr. Seward discloses she is a relative of the Claytons from the West country. The relationship between Joan Clayton and Vanessa reminded me of my relationship with my mother, minus of course, the cut-wifery and name calling. This being Penny Dreadul, I guess they couldn’t have Clayton as a Mother Goose sort who sang nursery rhymes to expecting mothers for practice, but a cut-wife.
In her first session with Vanessa, Dr. Seward basically goes into an instamatic summary of what’s wrong with Vanessa that’ s making her ill. I found myself filled with nerves that were being personally hit by the analysis and I have to admit there was a time I was in that exact place described. I’m no longer there. But I was.