Monday, March 3, 2008

A blog gone adrift

SO sorry for the lack of non-class responses. I have been busy moving, living, homeworking, traveling... In the midst of the chaos I have found some time to watching some movies and listening to old and new records alike.

Last weekend I watched the fabulous documentary Paris Je'taime which is a film of about 15 vignettes from different directors on their view of love, relationships, and the city of and surrounding Paris. The film is a fabulous little guy that made my little heart sing and raise new ideas on what it means to love others, myself, and the understanding of being in relationships.

The film is filled with snippets of beauty, pain, and wonder. I liked the agony and the success that tug on one another. I think there are beautiful modern representations of the undeniable need for love and what we put ourselves through and in to have these moments of connection and response. It's amazing what we put ourselves through to be in love and to desire love. It's one of the few entities in our life that we have little or no control over. We fall into people because of who they are and of who we are. Is this a choice? I am not sure and I think I am wrestling with these ideas. What is love, really? and what I assume is love and act out in love is only conditional to me and my thoughts and how I live my life. But is there limits to love? How do we REALLY fall in love? Is there really one right person?

For me, in a really vulnerable space is, yes. I think we can fall in love. I hope we fall in love with all kinds of people without boundaries and limitations. I hope love grows up out of the weeds and pierces our understanding of normalcy. I want love sometime to an achingly degree but I know that love sometimes appears out of nowhere. Love is that connection that we don't really have words for and you just love...

I don't know what I am trying to get at but the movie lifted my soul and the cinematography is fantastic..


charissa said...

la meme histoire! mmm yes, lovely movie. (...and then there's having to fall out of love. boooo. by the way, i hear uncle denny is recording a new album soon? yay!)

Christopher Kevin Casselman said...

Amy...A word of advice that I take regularly: (And more so now that I am enjoying your records!)

"There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do
but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy!"

All you need is love!

Simon said...

Paris? I'll have to check that one out. Is it in english or in french?

It's interesting that Paris is sometimes viewed as the most romantic city in the world, when it really is a city of overstressed creeps.

Ha. I'll be back there soon.