I just finished watching The Darjeeling Limited and it left me speechless but with so many thoughts swirling through my head.
First of all, I cannot get over the way the movie looked. All those colors and cleverly shot scenes. Beautiful. Wes, my dear, you’ve got quite an eye for all things gorgeous.
So many memorable scenes, so linear and precise.
Alex (the artist formely known as Wobbly) said that Anderson’s character development is undisputed and I couldn’t have said it better myself. I love how Owen Wilson’s character and his mother were identical. I love how in her absence Francis was able to be a pretty damn good substitute for the flighty Patricia. “I raised us well, right?, he says” You sure did.
Overall, the movie made me want to have siblings just so I can go on a trip of this nature with them. But sadly, seeing as I am an only child, I will have to live vicariously through the Whitmans.
I feel like I’ve been grounded for two days. Like a teenager, only this time around there is no sense of carefree abandon for all things responsible. I thought that at this point in my life I would have enough freedom to just get up and go. Whenever, wherever, whoever.
Instead, I’m discouraged to go anywhere by pouts and guilt-ridden comments.
“Too young to hold on, but too old to just break free and run…” Is that what it comes down to?
Anything that’s new and different will likely seem like a better idea now than the same old thing because you are seeking escape from your routines. But your rebellious planet Uranus turns retrograde today, so you may stop short of going over the edge. If you resist, you’ll probably wish that you’d let go of control. But if you surrender to your whims you might wish you didn’t. Whatever you choose, accept your decision as the best choice you could make at that time.
A few friends and I started this side project in which we tap into our creativity and share our writing. The sessions are informal and intimate. We had been on hiatus for three years but recently brought it back. And it couldn’t have returned at a better time. The following I wrote yesterday at one of our sessions. It’s dedicated to my boys. <3
I’m looking for a paper mate. That person you can sit with and write for hours endlessly. Exchange words, theories, stories and cigarettes.
I have a friend whose bursts of inspiration are so short-lived he has a collection of unfinished songs in the corner of his room. I have chosen to take on a personal mission to make these songs come to life, with a little help from my other dear friend, Davide.
To complete our mission, we decided to have writing sessions we affectionately dubbed Muffin Man. In these sessions worlds come to life, inspired by the typical, the mundane but mostly they are thoughts that have been bottle up, thoughts that are fizzing up waiting to pour out into these pages.
With luck our efforts will help Alexander, the master of forgotten music, with his problem. Work in Progress 1, Untitled Song 47, Song 4. Finish them already, Mr. Aparicio.
For good balance, we have also enlisted the help of Cesar, the melody maker. His knowledge of music often helps us break through the brain clutter to find the stories we need to tell.
These are my paper mates, to have and to hold. Sharing our love for ink on paper and sentences strung together.
We got great news today. Alex has finished a song I hold very dear and he does too. Mission accomplished.
Don’t know if it’s my current state of mind, but lately AIM Dashboard horoscopes have been right on point. Damn you, writers of the vague!
Even if you are in the habit of bringing new people into your life, today you might bump into someone you intuitively already know. Although it’s the very first time you meet, your new acquaintance still could feel like a long lost friend. Be careful, for you may be tempted to close down before you even recognize how familiar this person seems. The fates are bringing you together for a reason, so just let it unfold naturally.
It’s challenging to describe exactly what you’re feeling today, for your words twist and distort your original intent as you become more specific. But when you aim high and talk about big ideas and broad concepts, then it all flows like poetry. Although there are days to focus on the details, this is not one of them.
shit… I even have a sneak peek at tomorrow.
Be careful with your money today, for you could become enamored with the fantasy of acquiring something that could change your image. But money can’t buy happiness, whether you’re hooked by the idea of purchasing new clothing, a piece of artwork or a tech toy. Instead of looking at material possessions as the source of satisfaction, turn your thoughts inward to consider what you could do, rather than what you could own.
Blast! Does this mean I should not get LASIK on my way home from practice?
This is my humble attempt at finding that spark of inspiration in everyday life. We’ll see how this goes…