diary / by Edward Mullany


An actor who played, in the movie I watched last night, a painter who lived more than a century ago, and who was so beset by what he called demons that, seeking to escape them, he hung himself from a tree in a field where he’d once liked to walk, and to set up his easel, and work with his brushes and oils, on canvas, also played, in a movie that was released around the same time, but that is set in today’s world, or in the era that we now call contemporary, though I suppose that won’t always be the case…yes, this actor also played, in this other movie, which I saw when it came out, a man who dressed expensively, who enjoyed fine food, and whose job it was to terminate, using a pistol to which he attached a silencer, individuals with whom his employer had had a disagreement.