Archive for May, 2009

Things I saw today (the privilege of seeing clouds)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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This reminded me of something beautiful Rudy Rucker said on Boing Boing:

If it was for some reason hard to see clouds, can you imagine how much people would pay for the privilege? Like, if there was only one spot on Earth that had clouds, everyone would be going there and having these big spiritual experiences just from seeing the clouds.

… We get so much beauty for free in life.

Things I saw today (End of the Affair)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

I tripped across a film stills site which had images of The End of the Affair, one of my favorite movies and one which I mention often but amongst my friends at least, seems not so widely seen.

Julianne Moore is absolutely luminous:


And Ralph Fiennes’ performance in this movie is simply incredible. I’m astounded at the range of emotions – love, desire, anger, sadness, not just longing but aching – he can express while also visibly, so Britishly, repressing them.

The actors are perfect for the era, the cinematography lush and dark, the story passionate, simple and sad.

Things I saw today (Dancing panda – web time warp)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I stumbled onto this page (caveat: mind your eyes) when trying to find the lyrics to the hokey-pokey for a friend who was not born in the US and it was like a time warp to the early web – similar in a way I’d imagine to how I’d feel if I time warped back and saw myself in school: amused, nostalgic but glad to not be there anymore too.