Thursday, November 25, 2010

Movies and tears

I have another confession to make: I’m such a crybaby. When I see something beautiful in the world, when a movie really moves me, when a song touch my heart, when I realize the magnanimity of human soul… a tear falls through my face Sonrisa . And this week I watched a couple of movies (actually four) that really moved me. The first one is Everybody’s fine, a movie about solitude, family, forgiveness and love. In some way I felt represented by the main character, an alone widower trying to put his family together, discovering each day the boredom in life and taking risks to avoid the cruel fate. The end of the movie really moves you, everything makes sense; it shows how people can really influence you, in a good or a bad way. The quote to quote of this movie is:

  • What are you gonna do when you grow up?
  • l wanna be a painter and do my pictures
  • No, not a painter. Painters paint walls and dogs pee on walls. You're gonna be an artist. Artists paint pictures that change people's lives.

The second movie (actually three) is the Toy Story Trilogy Sonrisa . A movie for children that makes adults cry. In some way I feel like Woody, being there for others, some times feeling envy of others, a dreamer and a loyal friend. And also I thought about my old toys, I had two bears and several cars, we were not rich (neither be now) but my parents gave me all the things I needed to travel through my imagination. Also I feet like Andy, when you grow up you forget several things from you were a child and you begin to fall in the monotone circle of an average life. But when you use your imagination again, and think like a kid, without the restrictions, laws and fears of the actual society, you can find yourself reaching ideas that could change the world. So let’s use our internal child and let him/her change and confront your thoughts.

I want to finish this post with a quote from a person who I admire, you probably realize who is him Sonrisa.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cooking for change

Truth be told, I love food Sonrisa . I don’t like some vegetables of seafood but I enjoy seeing, smelling and tasting the food. And I have never found something relevant for this passion, until today. This evening I watched Julie & Julia, an amazing movie about cook, dreams, passions and goals. The story reminded me  the amount of failures, disappointments, the difficulties and other things that cross our roads everyday. And the way how Julia, performed by the incredible Meryl Streep, get through all of this with a smile and the hope that tomorrow will be a new day.

I can say that this movie is quite inspiring, and delicious Lengua fuera. It inspired me to continue walking my road, having the goals clear in my mind and also that the way of how I walk through it can make the difference between failure and success. And also I saw one of my dreams in the movie, to publish a book. This is the first time that I say this to somebody, I want to write something. Whatever, a short tale, a novel, articles and also, why not,  an opinion column in a respected newspaper (physical or online).

I highly recommend to watch this movie and also, why not, try to prepare some of the recipes that Julia published in one of the best sellers books:  Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Bon app├ętit!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Future and Past

The last six months have been like a roller coaster for me. I changed my thesis topic, I was frustrated of being wasting my time in the MSc, I was excited developing a new project (that I left in stand by :/ ), I found a nice thesis topic and now I  have it approved, I realized that the only way to succeed is work harder and being quite strict with my time, I began the definition of what I want to do in life and also I began to close circles of my life, some circles that tie me to the past and don’t let me hope for a better future.

The dilemma  of the last months has been that, the memories of a better past and the hope for an incredible future. I realized today that my past is hiding my future. The dream of a Love that will never come back has stuck me in Limbo, a place I want to quit but where old ghosts are tying me up. How do you kill these ghosts when they seem so nice and give some seconds of peace? How to be strong and leave behind the good old memories? How do you cut the “liaison” and take the adventure of life? These questions have been in my mind during the last months and now I realize that I need an answer, a simple but precise one.

Several options have crossed my mind, from quitting the MSc to search a Job abroad and start again. Maybe that’s what I need, to start again. Do you have to be so dramatic and start again? can you clean up your memories without changing your lifestyle? I don’t know. But what I know is that I need to clean up my mind, I need to feel the change, I need to feel that my life’s work worth something, I need to feel awesome again.

Then I remembered the quote of a famous movie that brought me a small smile and the feeling of hope:

For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.
There's no time limit, stop whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.
We can make the best or the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before.
I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.