I went out with my little sister to the doctor’s today in the 37 degree heat and nearly melted. After her appointment, she wanted to go shopping so I just lagged behind her and did some browsing/touching but not buying. It’s so hard being on a budget, despite not spending on clothes & knick knacks on myself, I’m finding myself taking money from next week’s for Birthday presents and food! Anyway, I managed to drop by at my favourite gallery: The Outré Gallery and was excited to hear that the first exhibition of 2009 will be the work of Audrey Kawasaki!!! :DD I’ve placed my name down on the waiting list, so fingers crossed I get in! I’m so excited; I’ve been oogling over her work ever since I stumbled across her blog in 2007!
Last night my friends ambushed my house and dragged me off to the movies and to my delight we saw ”The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ I’ve been wanting to see this movie since the beginning of 2008 and have been waiting for an opportunity to go see it. I love F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work ever since I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in highschool and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ is one of his short stories. I swear the more I see Brad Pitt the more I think he looks like Robert Redford who acted as Jay Gatsby in the 1974 movie ‘The Great Gatsby’. I wonder if Fitzgerald knew a woman named Daisy because he uses that name for the female protagonist in two stories.
In one word, I thought the movie was beautiful. Every scene made me gasp in awe and it was amazing to watch Benjamin “grow” while his surroundings changed from 1918 to the 21st century. Cate Blanchett was stunning and class and Brad Pitt was amazing. Though would have been nice to see “young” Benjamin more, hehe. The movie made me laugh, cry and think. The messages that stayed with me from the film were: “Nothing lasts” and “There’s always an opportunity to start over and live again.” I guess it’s never too late to pursue your dream or change the direction of your journey because the bittersweetness of life is- nothing ever lasts (well most things).