A Day in the Life & Children of Iron

The Waterford Swans on Dawn Patrol
The Waterford Swans on Dawn Patrol

The Day started at 06:00 with the pair of Waterford Swans and their new cygnets doing a Dawn Patrol.

The A330-300 that Delta flies on the Dublin to JFK run has a Japanese flavor on the entertainment system.

ON the road to Dublin
ON the road to Dublin

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Approaching Dublin Airport
Approaching Dublin Airport

Thus I’ve watched a few memorable Japanese movies in the last few months flying over the North Atlantic.  Today’s memorable film was called, “Children of Iron”  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5162716/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

The Poster for Children of Iron
The Poster for Children of Iron

Beware that the Japanese Times story about this is a bit of a spoiler and not that accurate to begin with.

But I can tell you that one of the adults tells the two children that since they are a child of iron, they must always smile and basically put a good face on everything because that is what adults must do.

I am clumsy in my explanation, but I did feel it was quite poignant.

Maybe in anticipation of having Dauntless in Japan, I have been fascinated by the creativity of the Japanese in both the written word as well as film.  Just don’t tell my Korean friends.

Ireland from 10,000 feet
Ireland from 10,000 feet

As I drove on the Belt Parkway heading west to the Verrazano Bridge and ultimately New Jersey, I was

The Coney Island Subway Yard just off the Belt Parkway
The Coney Island Subway Yard just off the Belt Parkway

amazed at some of the grandiose bridge construction that has taken place in the last few years.  This route takes me right past not only my mother’s house, but also her sister’s house (the next to last sibling that died a few years before my mother, the last of the 7 DeLuca siblings) and my cousin’s house of that same sister.