Category Archives: movies

To the End of Love

There’s so much going on in my head right now that I can’t get my thoughts in order, so I’ve been having a YouTube session with Leonard Cohen. It’s so good to hear his voice again – I didn’t listen to him for a while after her died, since I didn’t want to wallow in grief. I’m over that now, and ready to celebrate his life.

I don’t know whether I’ve posted this video before, but if I have, I make no apology. I love this song, I love movies which feature dance, and this is one of my favorites. The film is The Scent of a Woman, the song is Dance Me to the End of Love, and Al Pacino’s character is blind. Watch Al’s face  – his expressions are mesmerising. Once again, he proves he’s The Man.

When I first watched the movie, I didn’t know this was coming…


I’ve just returned from a holiday in Spain, so…




Peace in Spanish: 


Find the pronunciation HERE.



©Jane Paterson Basil

Suffragette #Tanka

I watched the movie “Suffragette” this evening. I cried all the way through, and for an hour after I got home. It is a beautiful, respectful tribute to those women who gave so much, and lost so much in doing so.

SuffragetteFilmStill_largeImage from review in Irish Examiner

suffragettes suffered
losing loved ones, health and life
my sterile tears fall
searching out their crumbling bones
to pay homage to their glory

©Jane Paterson Basil