Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remembering the fall

I remember last fall as the one I embraced the most, and now I miss it lots. I don't really know why really, it's just that it was gone so soon. Winter hasn't been a beast so far here in Canada, well at least in Ontario, so I can't really complain. We've had many snow less days and some above zero weather. But to tell you the truth this un-beastly weather is getting weird, if it's going to be winter then it better start being winter. I think I'm ready for a full blast snow storm. It just seams like all the seasons are behind over here, and well winter might actually get beastly much later on when the weather is supposed to warm up.

Anyhow I just want to reminisce bout last fall in this post because I miss it and I'm already anticipating the next one. Thus, I pulled out some old pictures of last fall on a day I let my self be mesmerised by the autumn beauty.

T'wasn't too long ago.. I took a walk through a park on a gray day:

At the end of the walk I was lucky to find me a pretty leaf with a large enough black dot. T'was all pretty and fabulously red with specks. Much like the cherry-on-top of my day.

Dearest fall, how I miss you :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Benny and Joon (1993)

This movie was being watched the year I was born; I got to see it last year when the year was semi-old. A sweet moment ago the thought of this film came into my head, very warmly received of course. I started to remember how much I savoured the scenes with my eyes and heart, and how I amplified my enjoyment with my laughter at the characters' lovely quirkiness. I remember it enjoying so very much, so I thought I'd post about it.

Joon (whom I think is rather pretty) is a mentally ill young lady who lives with her brother Benny. Benny takes care of his sister and although he means well, he's sometimes too overprotective with her because of her state. She's very smart, and weird in a way I think is awesome, and she paints. Sam, a comedic Charlie Chaplin kinda fella drops into their life for a reason I can't recall at the moment and stays at their house. He takes care of Joon while Benny works and makes her really interesting grilled cheese with an iron on an ironing board. He entertains her with his comedic tricks as well. They fall in love. Its amusing yet adorable, and it makes me smile and chuckle.

This one of my favourite dialogues in the movie:

SAM: You don't like raisins?

JOON: Not really.
SAM: Why?

JOON: They used to be fat and juicy and now they're twisted. They had their lives stolen. Well, they taste sweet, but really they're just humiliated grapes. I can't say I am a big of the raisin council.
SAM: Did you see those, those raisins on TV? The ones that sing and dance and stuff?

JOON: They scare me.
SAM: Yeah me too.
JOON: It's sick. The commercial people they make them sing and dance so people will eat them.
SAM: It's a shame about raisins.

JOON: Cannibals.
SAM: Yeah. Do you like avocados?
JOON: They're a fruit you know.
SAM: Ruthie, do you got any avocados?