Yes I do, I know exactly what will happen at 3:15. At 3:15 we aren’t going to get back in bed together, and she isn’t gonna wrap her legs around my legs, and we aren’t gonna fall asleep. And then, in the morning, she isn’t gonna say, “Hi person.” And then we aren’t gonna have another day, just an ordinary, boring day. And then we aren’t gonna have kids, and then we aren’t gonna grow old together, and we aren’t gonna look back on our lives, because we aren’t even gonna know each other. That is what is gonna happen at 3:15.
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.
"They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I’ve looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge… Me." -Batdog Begins
John Hughes’ commentary: The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees… the more he looks at it, there’s nothing there and I think he fears that the more you look at him, the less you see—there isn’t anything there. That’s him.
John Hughes is smart, smart screenwriter/filmmaker. Watching Home Alone again a few days ago, I realized that it is a perfectly executed screenplay. Every crazy thing that happens in that movie is foreshadowed, set-up, and justified. It’s a silly story told smartly and that is why it rises to the top.
Jennifer Szalai explains why she despises the term “guilty pleasure”: http://nyr.kr/1gWx5o5
“The guilty pleasure seems to me the distillation of all the worst qualities of the middlebrow—the condescension of the highbrow without the expenditure of effort, along with mass culture’s pleasure-seeking without the unequivocal enjoyment. If you want to listen to Rihanna while reading the latest from Dean Koontz, just go ahead and do it. Don’t try to suggest you know better.”
Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.
We’re all on the brink of despair, all we can do is look each other in the face, keep each other company, joke a little… Don’t you agree?
Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.
“You know how, like in cartoons, when the building gets hit by the wrecking ball, right before the building falls down, there’s always like this moment where it’s perfectly still right before it collapses? We’re in that moment. The wrecking ball has already hit all of this, and this is just the moment before it all falls down.”- The Future