Below is Mr. Grohl’s keynote speech at this year’s SXSW festival. It’s full of badassified thoughts and motivation. Watch it! Watch it, NOW!
Although I was intrigued with the movie when it came out, I never watched it. I always knew that I would take it in at just the right moment in my life when I needed to view it. Well, last night was that time. I found myself analyzing and decoding the images and words that were portrayed. In no way do I claim to know fully the intentions of the director. I do know it spoke to the nature of my being. So many personalities combined into one~Striving to mold them into all, so as none are lost and all have a voice in my existence. The last line, in particular, shot a lightning bolt of clarity into the core of my soul:
Best wishes in your search
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
By Robert Herrick
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry; For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry. Make MUCH of YOUR Time~ Abby Rae
I highly recommend watching this documentary. I’m a bit at a loss for words because I literally just finished watching it on HBO. I am in a state of deep gratitude for all God has given me in my life.
Peace, Love and the Human Spirit can and will prevail~
Sad to hear of director Tony Scott’s tragic passing this evening. I was 13 in 1993 when True Romance came out and it is safe to say that by the age of 15, I had watched it over 20x’s. Tony’s extraordinary direction in this film entranced me. His work will be remembered for many, many generations to come.
Cheers the gifts he shared~
My daughter picked three movies last night for our “Movie Night”. She carefully spent time choosing them from our enormous collection and returned with “three movies I KNOW you love, mom!” I smiled when I saw Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Yes, I live in fantasy land a majority of the time! As we watched Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of the quirky, lovable Mr. Magorium, I knew I had to post some of the WONDERFUL insights from the movie~ I hope you enjoy!
“I don’t know why grown-ups don’t believe what they did when they were kids. I mean, aren’t they supposed to be smarter?”
“Your life is an occasion, rise to it.”
“We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy, and bravery.”
“Fun and mental is fundamental.”
“There are a million things one might do with a block of wood. But what do you think might happen if someone, just once, believed in it?”
“Turn the page, continue reading, and let the next story begin…”
“We humans can never claim to do nothing, we breath, we pulse, we regenerate.”
“What Mahoney needed was the opportunity to prove to herself that she was something more than she believed.”
Have a MOST WONDERFUL DAY!
Did ya get to see the Eclipse last night??!! I loved seeing the pics but unfortunately, I was not in a peek site to see it well and it got awfully cloudy her in Mid-Missouri Although I did not get the pleasure of seeing it with my own eyes, I sure as hell felt it’s effects! The annular eclipse was in the sign of Gemini (Twins) that rules my HOME and FAMILY~ I spent the morning hanging out with my daughter, playing board games; the afternoon joyriding with my husband talking (I verbalized my desire to go for my Master’s in Psychology/Counseling) and listening to Silversun Pickups new album Neck of the Woods (which is phenomenal!! XOXOXO)! ; and spent the evening by myself, as my two darlings were asleep by 8:30PM!
I am an only child and I am not ashamed to admit that I flippin’ love to be by myself~~ I can reflect and think and ponder and wonder and do whatever the heck I wanna! (FREEDOM!!) For some reason I was drawn to read the Book of Revelation! Yes, weird, I know, but Gemini rules the mind and I just rolled to where my mind took me, ya dig? I’m still on a bit of a mind trip from that read but luckily, I found an artful and brilliantly directed movie to deflect the thoughts of the Seven Seals, called Blue Valentine, with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
I did not jump on The Notebook bandwagon and to honest, the only flick I’ve seen him in is Remember the Titans but after watching Blue Valentine, I could feel a kick of OCD set in cuz I wanna see every film he has acted in, now! I thought Blue Valentine was simply beautiful, perhaps because it mirrored quite closely to the my own marriage in many ways. There is reverent subtlety that is used to encompass many deep aspects (alcoholism, mental/physical abuse) that I thought was genius because it gave more power to the acting.
Watching it made me feel extremely greatful that my husband was sleeping (snoring, actually) right beside me because three years ago he was not. We had moved to this ugly dimension of resentment and anger, which led me to pick the hell up and leave. At the time, my daughter was two and I thought I was doing the right thing. “She doesn’t deserve to see all this arguing and fighting” I would say. I was shocked as all get out that happiness did not lie in my departure and shocked even more when I finally realized and took responsibility for my own behavior and part in the breakdown of our relationship, which in turn gave me great empowerment to get back everything that was thrown away so quickly (everything except my Christmas decorations…) I was pissed at myself for not fulfilling my “potential” and hated my ho-hum life,which shadowed all the positive aspects of my personality and I morphed into SUPER BITCH. I called out every wrong behavior on my husband him but did not clearly see my own and I blamed the hell out of him, wasting gobs of energy into a bottomless pit of ~ Blue Valentine is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, as you watch the characters morph into their own ugly dimension.
Ahhh, this Eclipse is still workin’ its energy in my mind, my actions and my attitude towards pretty much everything!
If your feeling frogging, jump to the link below! It will help you learn more about this Mindful Energy of the Gemini Eclipse in your own life. It is uploaded to the Pisces scope, so just click on your Sun sign or your Rising Sign, which is more attune to YOU~
Be Loving and Be Mindful~
Oh, man! I freakin’ LOVE this song! It gives all my doubts, fears, and woe-is-me feelings a BIG ‘OL slap in the face! Ya, shit gets hectic, life gets crazy and I wanna scream at the top of my lungs sometimes but I know myself too well and absolutely no good comes out of me getting all crazy and bitchy about it all! Nope, I roll with it with my SUNNY SIDE UP! Keep your head held high and your thoughts on all things that are positive! Trust me, it is not naive to live your life this way
Tap into the positive energy!!
Yesterday, the song, “Under Pressure”, came strumming through my brain, during my AM browsing routine. I immediately think of the necessity of pressure in the creation of diamonds and then it jolts to the scene from “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”. ( As a gal who has worked in mental health and have had issues my own, I highly recommend! Zach Galifinakis is GREAT in it!!!) Anyway…. this clip shows how the patients’ imaginations can free from their imposing pressures and allow them to SHINE. Once the pressure is overcome, shiny gemstones appear (even in beards ).
Now, my scientific mind has to add a link to this article about diamond formation from Smithsonian Magazine. It is not over the top and very simply describes the formation of diamonds in the earth’s mantle (the deep, deep part). Basically, gemstones result from carbon molecules and pressure. It’s kind of funny to think that carbon is the second most predominant molecule that humans are made of. Just something to ponder and smile about~ SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS!!