Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Harmonica

Because a good (angry) man with opal eyes can, from time to time, become one of the best villains in the History of Film.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Alexithymia

Secure attachment styles vs. Anxious-ambivalent or avoidant attachment styles.

Pick your fave! Gotta catch 'em all?

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Attribution Theory

"When I is replaced with we, even illness becomes wellness".

- (Attributed to) Malcolm X

Friday, 29 June 2018

Life, part II

"Variety is life; uniformity is death".

- (attributed to) Pyotr Kropotkin

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Le casse-tête sans fin

           Moscow Leningradsky Railway Station. Int.
           XAVIER and WENDY walk up to the train. WENDY suddenly turns and stares at XAVIER smiling.
            WENDY
You are the perfect guy.

            XAVIER
You're making a mistake, I... I'm really not! If there's someone on earth with a... wreck, it's me!

             WENDY
That's what I just said. You're a perfect guy.

            XAVIER
How come you're such a nice girl?

            WENDY
I'm not being nice. You just happen to be the best thing that's happened to me in the past 26 years. 

            XAVIER
I'm not sure I'm the one you're talking about. The one you think I am.

            WENDY
What do you think? I know you're not always perfect! I know you have tons of problems, defects, imperfections, but... Who doesn't? It's just that I prefer your problems. I'm in love with your imperfections, your imperfections are just great. I mean, you can't imagine, before I had to deal with Ed and, compared to him, you're a day at the beach! I know most girls they go weak at the knees for what's beautiful, you know, that's all they see, that's all the want but, I- I'm not like that. I don't just see what's beautiful, I fall for the other stuff. I love what's not perfect. This is just how I am.
           The train beeps. A HOSTESS subtly tells XAVIER to please get in.

             WENDY
I think you need to go now.
           They kiss. XAVIER leaves without uttering a word.

             XAVIER (In French)
            (To the audience)
Any guy with a normal constitution would have run after her. Me, I didn't move. Or, rather, it's the train that moved. I just let it.

"Les poupées russes" (Cédric Klapisch, 2005)

Monday, 18 June 2018

About Belle, Sebastian and other vibes

Another sunny day, I met you up in the garden...

And found out that quintessential Scottish pop band had released a new compilation album.

While, on the other hand, discovered in awe that one of the singers in that Swedish band I used to be hooked on left the band years ago... But at least, there's Carl-Johan left (so far).

And who would've said I'd be back in the studio, after all these years?

Maybe I'm amazed by the outcome of things, afterall. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Fleeting

"Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."

- Special Agent Cooper (Coopy, para los amigos) to his bro Sheriff Truman
Twin Peaks (David Lynch, 1990-91)

Monday, 11 June 2018

"Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday"

- You know, sometimes I wonder... 
- What? 
- Well... if I hadn't been Fox Books and you hadn't been The Shop Around the Corner, and you and I had just, well, met... 
- I know...
- Yeah. I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling you and saying, "Hey, how about... how about some coffee?" or, you know, "drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?"
- Joe... 
- And you and I would have never been at war. And the only thing we'd fight about would be which video to rent on a Saturday night. 
- Who fights about that?
- Well, some people. Not us. 
- We would never
- If only...
- I gotta go.
- Well, let me ask you something. How can you forgive this guy for standing you up and not forgive me for this tiny little thing of... of putting you out of business? Oh, how I wish you would
- I really have to go. 
- Yeah, well... you don't want to be late.

- You've got mail (Nora Ephron, 1998)

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis

Suzanne takes you down to her place (...)
You can spend the night beside her 
And you know that she's half crazy 
But that's why you want to be there 

And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China 
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her 
Then she gets you on her wavelength
and she lets the river answer that you've always been her lover 

And you want to travel with her 
And you want to travel blind 
And you know that she will trust you
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Bright eyes

Yours is the first face that I saw,
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don't know where I am, don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I'd let you know that these things take forever
(I, especially, am slow)
But I realized that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed,
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said:

"This is the first day of my life.
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But, now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

So if you wanna be with me, with these things there's no telling,
we'll just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery
Besides, maybe this time it's different
I mean, I really think you like me...