Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Now, people are entitled to opinions their educated opinions but nowadays we don’t have to use our imaginations as we did in years past. While costuming and set designs for period pieces may have been less than authentic, the dialogue contrived, there have been many movies we’ve watched when I marvel at the creativity and resourcefulness of the director, the amazing writing (Mae West was phenomenal), the crew and so on. I enjoy the power of suggestion rather than graphic and explicit visuals -- with creative innuendo, styling and so on, I can figure the message out for myself and I actually enjoy it that way. Kind of like when you read a book and you create images in your mind (the way you want them) -- I like doing my own imagining, casting characters, visualizing scenes and so on. Sometimes, it’s just plain disappointing when Hollywood does too much imagining for me. I can think creatively and imagine for myself. It keeps my brain strong and limber.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
soda bread (or soddy bread, Abuelo?) for my dad today, thinking about one of my favorite stories, and looking forward to wearing my green-striped over-the-knee socks over orange and white swirl tights again tomorrow...the same I wore for the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day parade a couple of weeks ago. Because I'm a patriotic daughter of Eire like that -- yes, I am.