There is an aboriginal proverb that says “We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” I’ve been here for twenty-five years and I can’t say that I’ve truly done any of those things. Observing is more than just looking. To truly observe we have to really open our eyes and see. Learning is more than just listening to the lessons being taught to us. To truly learn we must absorb those lessons, apply them, and teach them to someone else so that they may also have the chance to learn. Growing is the direct result of observation and learning. If you haven’t accomplished the first two, you can’t truly be a person who has grown. Love, the hardest of them all is the toughest task in my opinion. Love makes you vulnerable, it requires you to be open and honest. To truly love we have to strip away fear. Only then can and will we truly experience love.
I was literally forced to watch it last night by my cousin. We have this deal where I introduce her to a great new film, preferably a foreign or indie film, and she forces me to watch what I assume will be garbage.
Burlesque on the other hand was far from garbage. I was reminded last night that Christina Aguilera is an AMAZING singer and not a bad actress. Also that bartender guy from Twilight is super salty! Cher was really good. She’s funny. Stanley Tucci can never do wrong. It kinda felt like watching The Devil Wears Prada when taking in the chemistry between Tucci and Cher. What else….. OH Mc Steamy was, Mc Steamy. He’s like a genuinely rugged good looking chap. Also at some point in my diminishing youth, I’d like to dress up like Dita Von Teese and learn a little Burlesque. That shit looks hot! :)
Anywho, as part of the deal my cousin and I are watching Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind tonight. I cant wait! I love every single second of that film. It’s beautiful, it heart breaking, it’s funny. Joel and Clem (Jim and Kate for you weirdos that haven’t seen this magical musing) keep me hopeful about love. I always feel really happy after watching it. If you haven’t seen either Burlesque or Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, do your self a favor and DO IT! They are both worth your 90-120 min.
If you don’t like them, sue me!