I don't usually read fiction but I read, years ago, Edna O'Brien's "August is a Wicked Month." As fiction goes, it was interesting and given that I read it while waiting in line to see exhibits at Expo '67, it was time well spent.
However, this August I think must take the "cup" for being one of the more wicked. Well, first of all it has 2 full moons - you know how crazy that can be! Now the second moon in a month is a Blue Moon and therefore August 31 will be totally "mad."
Here it is - not quite full and not quite blue; but still magnetic!!
Secondly there were the marquis - those billboards that summarize what is happening in the world, or at least the cinemas at any given moment. I hope that these are not self fulfilling prophecies.
I live in one of the few areas that still has not one but two movie theatres with in about 2 or 3 blocks of each other. This is what the other one said at the beginning of August.
What can I say - we may be surrounded - escape is futile - probably wise to just give in and hope that the winds change or at least the movies - Art imitating life or life creating Art.
Have a wonderful Blue Moon!!!