And so it is said on the Woody Allen movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Of life.
Life has put a long time between blogs for me at the moment, but I’ve still been thinking! A lot. Life is busy and it’s certainly short and for some I guess it is dull and full of pain.
We only need to look at any news site for the pain the many people are in. Take a walk at lunchtime and see how dull many people seem. They might not be of course. But it looks like it to me.
But if it’s true that life is dull, then what? Or maybe it’s pain? Caused by circumstance or by others. You might even be a victim.
But time has passed. A short time, because that’s all there ever is actually. But does it need to be dull? No.
I’ve watched another of Allen’s work, Midnight in Paris, a few times lately. The protagonist Gil Bender escapes his current dullness by visiting the 1920s. Yes, it’s far fetched. Gil meets up with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Hemingway and others. He reshapes his life from a potentially mediocre existence of comfort and wealth to one of living a life that has meaning and adventure, for him.
You might have pain and I can’t judge or minimise that. What then? Life is short. That’s a fact. Dull? No way, there’s no excuse at all for that. Wake up and get on with life I reckon. Now. Which is why my blogs are few and far between right now. Enjoy.As Cristina says on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, watch out for the “appropriate police”.
3 thoughts on “Short, dull and full of pain”
So do I Jasbindar!
Paris mon amour
Your post reads like classic Sartre and de Beauvoir; existentialism.
The third in a brilliant trilogy starts today “Before Midnight” 18 years later after the first “Before Sunrise” in Vienna and then the sequel 9 years later “Before Sunset” and now the anticipated Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater third exploration of life and romance and conversation. I have only recently discovered this timeless exploration.
Paris, France, to do is to be!
But may be it is not dullness; maybe it is existential angst and frustration with the lack of equality?
I hope I’ve fixed all the late-night typos!
Love the new header Stephen.