During a depressing night in the hotel bar, he meets a spirited younger woman and the pair strike up a close friendship, exploring Tokyo and helping each other face the mundanities
of everyday life.
For all the vigilance with which Josephine Pryde's art guards meaning, it does reveal some of the ways in which its maker is alert to the complexities and mundanities
of being a working artist.
But for its creators, the mundanities
of living on board a vessel like Kursk became just as important to the script.
At times the verse dips away from the mundanities
of daily life and into the wonders existing just beyond the senses.
Like the elusive philosopher of the title poem, Inez seeks out the intangible among the chafing mundanities
that surround us, finding grace without the grace note of religiosity.
Among the many requirements for a long and happy life, apart from mundanities
such as calcium and exercise, is having a big, happy family.
But where the diaries really shine is in the contrast between celebrity and the mundanities
of daily life.
I know we can't expect people to demonstrate the Blitz spirit amidst the mundanities
of everyday life, but it is fortunate that wars now take place elsewhere.
But the prize for most unkempt couple want to LoR director Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh who were simply too busy scooping Oscars to bother with such mundanities
as combing their hair or finding clothes that fitted.