Gah, so it’s been a while.
At any rate, I’ve decided that a month is far too long to feel sorry for one’s self.
Kudos to that decision.
I watched “Adaptation” again today. I’ve written before about why I enjoy the movie. I find it very personal. All of the characters represent me; ever since I first saw it I felt like the film eerily compartmentalized my personality.
Susan Orlean is the part of me striving for success. But she also represents my inability to discover something that I could inexplicably fall in love with.
Susan Orlean: I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately.
Susan Orlean: There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size.
John Laroche idealizes what I want to be. I want to be driven to new insane heights by something I love completely.
The twins, Charlie and Donald Kaufman, are polar opposites. Charlie is brilliant but insecure, a man who spent his entire life avoiding risks. For a while he believes that nothing ever happens in Life. But I believe he was mostly talking about his own life. And nothing happens in his Life because that is his choice.
Donald, on the other hand, dives into every opportunity and possesses a zeal for Life that Charlie secretly envies.
Yep. I enjoy finding semblances of myself in other places. It helps me to better formulate my own opinions.