Flowers and a few trees I met on my walk last Saturday (inspired by my blogging friend Priya who photographed her neighborhood in India.)
After the walk Mr F and I went to see Midnight in Paris. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it, I’m not going to give away the story. Walking to the car after the movie we were laughing at the coincidence that we’d chosen to see the movie in Pasadena, because the Owen Wilson character comes from Pasadena, when a man stopped us, “What movie did you see?” he asked.
“Midnight in Paris,” we said.
“Did you like it?” he asked
“Fantastic! We loved it,” we said in unison, “It was well written, well acted and funny,” Mr F said
“And I loved the scenes of Paris.” I said
“What about you? What did you see?” we asked
“Well, I went with my sister, and she’s been taking care of my mother – she’s 95 you know and had a stroke – my sister’s had a difficult time of it recently, so I let her choose the movie, and boy she spent hours reading all the reviews, and in the end she chose “The Tree of Life,”
“Oh yes, how was it? We want to go see it.”
“Strange. Odd. A waste of time if you ask me. Well let me put it another way, if you like going to the theater to see something you don’t understand, so that when you walk out you can think about the fact that you didn’t understand what the heck that was all about, then I recommend it. Hah hah!! I’m so pissed off that I paid for the tickets! You were lucky to see Midnight in Paris! My sister owes me one and I’ll make sure she buys me popcorn and a large drink!”
That man’s comment isn’t going to stop us from going to see “The Tree of Life“. In fact we see it as a challenge that after we’ve seen the movie we’ll walk out the theater having understood it, and will agree that Terence Malick knows how to tell a story, and deserved to win the 2011 Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival…