Well, readers of Coleman's Corner in Cinema, I just want you to know that there will be no new postings for the next week or two, depending on how bad my shoulder injury is. Almost exactly a year ago I injured my scapula muscle in my right shoulder quite badly. After a couple of agonizing weeks, the injury finally subsided.
Beginning on Saturday, this injury returned. I'm not exactly sure why, but it is clear that I reinjured the same muscle.
This is a very debilitating injury. Walking down a hallway is very painful, and simple physical movements such as bending over or turning one's head are excruciating.
Reading from a computer screen and typing are both toilsome in this condition.
As a result, there will be no new postings at CCC for a while.
I try to look at the silver lining in such situations. My silver linings here are that if this injury had to occur, in a way I'm glad it happened now, as I personally believe the last four or five weeks at CCC have very possibly been the most rewarding time period of blogging I have experienced. During this period of time, beginning in the last days of September and characterizing all of October until now, I was able to--in my own mind, in any event--maintain a consistency that helped make the process more fun than ever, achieving a prolific solidity in this month that was enjoyably engaging.
It is possible that writing more, and sitting in such a position while doing so, helped aggravate my previously long-forgotten injury, but I, like my doctor, are unsure of what could have caused the injury to resurface at this time.
My greatest silver lining, however, is that the only position in which I feel as though I'm not in agony is sitting on my couch, watching films. So film-viewing will not slow down for yours truly, at least I hope not, but in a condition that causes one to take ten minutes to roll out of bed, much activity beyond that is very unlikely. So, as I attempt to allow the body to heal, I will also give the mind something of a rest, and a chance to recharge its batteries, at least with regards to cinematic writings (again, I'll be sure to watch a lot of films during this time since it's the most painless, passive act I am capable of now).
So, blogging brothers, and sisters, please excuse my general absence at your venues as well for a little while.
For the readers at Coleman's Corner, doubtless starved for more and more from this blogger, heartbroken at this tragic news (haha), I suggest you look at some old CCC material. Perhaps this is an ideal time during which you can catch up with reviews and other items you have missed. One place you may want to visit with Halloween fast approaching? My only all-out horror movie review, perhaps. However, you can go anywhere. Perhaps you just saw a classic I reviewed for the first time, or a new release I tackled in the summer has come out on DVD. Or what have you.
I will periodically go online during this period when I'm feeling up to it and check in on comments, to which I will reply.