Does anyone else have the Moon Landing Anniversary on their mind? It was 40 years ago this month. I believe July 20th to be exact. I’ve loved thinking about it. Imagining what it was like to watch it happening. And coincidentally, had two bits of media fall in my lap this week that helped me celebrate.

I picked up Interpreter of Maladies on the way to Chicago last Wednesday. A collection of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri. I had read and liked The Namesake well enough, but I liked this so much better. I couldn’t put it down. And the last story in the book (unbeknownst to me) features the original moon-landing prominently.

Second, on Sunday, our cousins lent us a DVD of The Dish. I had never heard of it before. But it was one of the more charming movies I’ve seen in a decade. Really wonderful. And all about the moon landing. Again. I had no idea that was the story line until we started watching. So it felt like a happy accident. I highly recommend a viewing before this anniversary month is out.