Hope you're enjoying your self-analysis as much as I'm enjoying mine, would wish you the same re: self-criticism, but I gather that's out of fashion.
Glorious day, could use more time away from computer screens.
Thinking again about computers in the movies, it's strange. Think if I could understand that better, a lot else would fall into place. Thinking much the same goes for pets in the movies. Window dressing, plot device, caricature, nothing of the incidental centrality of these things in our lives, or nothing much.
It's not saying much to say that movies differ from real life, but exactly how, that would be saying something.
Peretz is dreaming.