Now this is a story about how My life flipped-turned upside down… I’ll even tell the story without a crown. In Ontario, Canada born and raised On the internet spending too much of my days Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool In a writing/life slump, not cool, fool I begged and pleaded with myself day after day Still I packed my mental suitcase and sent me on my way.
I gave me a kiss and then gave me my ticket. I put my Walkman on and said, “I might as well kick it.” I pulled up to yet another chapter of my life And yelled, “Yo world smell ya later.”
I understood completely, in La La Land, when Ryan Gosling/Sebastian explains he’s letting life hit him on the head, over and over, until life exhausts itself. How many of us feel beaten down by life, chasing a dream, and sometimes looking at our feet when we dance (physically and metaphorically)?
In all seriousness, as I watched La La Land I wanted to dance and I cried as Emma Stone/Mia sang, “Here’s to the ones who dream. Foolish, as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess we make….So bring on the rebels. The ripples from pebbles…” – I can’t help myself, I’m one of those who dream, foolish as it may seem – as the movie ended I wanted to watch it again and again.
But we can’t live our lives in theaters, on our phones, on vacation, online, pretending to be safe. Life can be terrifying; we’re not in control. How can we feel safe when we lose loved ones, when cancer viciously attacks, when money and power trump logic and reason, when affordable housing is scarce, when the ruling class lacks class and common sense, when people worship that ruling class and celebrities, when crime and terrorism are more lucrative that real jobs, when your own brain (cotton-headed ninnymuggin hypothalamus) turns on you…and so on and so on.
B) Who cares/why do people care/it’s about time. C) Is no one worried about the more disturbing aspects of Belle and The Beast’s relationship, you know, the enslavement, the furry love, etc.?
Personally I was more worried the remake of Beauty and The Beast would be Donald and Melania Trump story. Gross.
2. Mystified by the real world, I escaped into the fake. Lovely to see Agatha Raisin join Miss Marple, Jessica Fletcher, Miss Fisher, Nancy Drew, Hannah Swensen and more onscreen https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/ with hilarious results, ok, murder shouldn’t be funny, but it’s not real, right? On the page M.C. Beaton makes Agatha’s life sassy, silly, and killy , but onscreen Ashley Jensen really brings Agatha to life.
Finally saw The Accidental Husband, a kooky romcom starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Uma Thurman, Isabella Rossellini, and Sam Shepard. Got to be honest, after watching Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in Season 7 of The Walking Dead, I struggled to see him as a romantic leading man again, I keep expecting him to whip out his, er…Lucille. I got over it.
3. I get it, people lie. House (Hugh Laurie) would tell you “Everybody lies”. Maybe we all do, in a way. People have been lying to me all my life: “I’ll always be here.” “You’ll use Trigonometry.” “You can never have too many friends.” “If the rich make money it will trickle down.” “Everything will be ok.” No. Never. Yes, you can, have you been in Facebook? No, it won’t. Depends what you mean by ok.
B) People with disabilities can be vulnerable, be kind. C) Disabilities aren’t the end of the world, you can still be happy, it’s just a matter of finding your way. D) Always remember, home and family are wherever your heart is, really.