We watched Midnight in Paris last night, what a beautiful piece of work. Sweet, gentle, touching, moving, uplifting, thought provoking. I have always liked Woody Allen films, I like the life feeling of them. This one seems to show a real growth, a comfort with the story. And the story itself – think about what you are doing right now and why, something I am spending a lot of time mulling on at the moment. Is everything you are doing what you want to be doing? Have you thought about it, or did you just end up in this place? If you did just “end up” in this place was it where you might envision you would be? Are you being the best you can be, using your moments to the best of your ability? Does everything in your life fit?
Ernest: “I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know, or Belmonte, who is truly brave. It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds, until it returns, as it does, to all men. And then you must make really good love again.”
Adriana: “I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.”
Gil: “No, you can’t, you couldn’t pick one. I mean I can give you a checkmate argument for each side. You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights, I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.”