Monday, November 3, 2008

A Book and A Movie

Yesterday I read a dreamy book. This morning I watched a dreamy movie. What better way to wake up from this dreaminess but to keep it alive by sharing it with all of you and interspersing my stories with dreamy photos I have taken.

The book I read in one sitting is The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Anne Brashares who also wrote the The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. The story is about two 20-something sisters and Paul who they have grown-up with during summers on Fire Island, New York.

It is about the family we are born into and the family we create. It is about love of all kinds. It is about growing up and all the fears that accompany it. It is about living your dreams. It is about tragedies and the many ways to cope with and overcome them. It is about choosing how to live your life and letting go all at once. In short, it is dreamy. To be part of the worlds of Alice, Riley, and Paul for a short time was magical for me. A big thank you to K1 Teacher for loaning it to me.

The movie I watched is Elizabethtown starring Orlando Bloom & Kirsten Dunst and directed by Cameron Crowe of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", and "Vanilla Sky" fame. It is about expecting the unexpected, love of all kinds, throwing caution to the wind, a father and son, accepting and embracing family and all the craziness that comes along with family, a journey personal and otherwise, letting go, accepting and loving yourself flaws and failures and all, finding yourself in someone else and seeing yourself and your possibilities through someone else, the idea that your life can change in an instant and learning how to manage that... Ok, I am being far too listy today, but YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE IT! Even more amazing, the cinematography and the gorgeous images of the great United States of America.
A glimpse of that gorgeousness from the Elizabethtown Official Website...

Dreamy, isn't it?

A Book and A Movie reminded me that without rain there would be no rainbows...

and without dreaming there would be no dreams come true <3

1 comment:

  1. Im glad you liked the book. I read it quite quickly as well. I had actually researched fire island prior to reading it becasue a coworker travled there and I was curious.


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