So, this is my life.

And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

i had a pear for breakfast

and then i enjoyed this memory:

Seth: What's that like? What's it taste like? Describe it like Hemingway.
Maggie: Well, it tastes like a pear. You don't know what a pear tastes like?
Seth: I don't know what a pear tastes like to you.
Maggie: Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue... grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth... How's that?
Seth: It's perfect.

i used to watch this movie compulsively in high school. probably about 40 times, no exaggeration. but i haven't seen it in years. maybe since high school.

city of angels, obviously...


at one point, seth reads one of my favorite books ever, A Moveable Feast, which i feel the urge to read every spring or early summer. i've blogged about it before, and i probably will again in the next few weeks, when i re-read it for the 101848th time.

the part seth reads, and to which he refers in the film:

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans.

lovely.

2 comments:

*t said...

That last sentence reminded me of something that I read recently...from a woman who saw Elizabeth Gilbert speak in CA:

"One was a story that Elizabeth Gilbert paraphrased from a book she had read recently. The question posed was about living in the now and this writer responded that living in the now is overrated and unless you're a yogi or a monk, pretty much impossible for us regular folk. He said that possibly, the key to a happy life is about having great memories to look back on and great things to look forward to. So take lots of pictures and make lots of plans!"

Not to discount the "power of now", but I liked the idea of taking a lot of pics and making a lot of plans.

that guy said...

that goes against everything i'm learning from eckhart tolle right now, but thanks for sharing a different perspective, t

:-)