June 23, 2011
I have one friend who never watches any movie twice.
She expands the majority of her time and energy on new things. She tends to study many subjects, and she is always in the process of searching for something. Her lifestyle reminds me of a quote from Theater by W. Somerset Maugham. It goes something like “If you keep thinking of the past, the future becomes invisible”.
I admire my friend’s ability to always strive to learn as much as possible, and to not get hung up on the fact that the past can never return. Although she admits that, sometimes, she can’t process all the information she consumes. I tend to make fun of her; I tell her that the massive amounts of knowledge she has acquired will exceed the volume of her brain, and she’ll have to become a hermit.
Her mind appears to have no conception of “success” in the boring, materialistic sense. She derives joy from the process of learning and experiencing. She also has a hobby of shooting a gun at a target; she finds that relaxing. I guess you can see that I might never quit telling you about her, so I might as well stop now.
My friend and I have a lot in common, but not the process of watching movies. I have all these movies that I just have to re-watch from time to time. The ones that hold the record for “most watched” are Some Like It Hot, Burn After Reading, Le Petit Nicolas, In The Loop, and Amelie.
I was wondering – which movies can you watch over and over? Which ones do you absolutely need to see from time to time?
My series of photos for today is entitled “One”. Being “one” does not necessarily mean being alone or lonely.
Have a lovely weekend!