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One more quote from Bigger Than the Sky...  It's not that it was such a great movie, but it did have a few really nice moments.

"Death is no stranger, is it? Those of us who live in the theatre live with death every day. Our words die as soon as they are spoken. Each moment on the stage lives no longer than a breath. And yet, because our words address that which is immediate, they live, in death, forever, in our hearts, and in the hearts of all who hear them."
 

I have a post I've been wanting to write about my birthday, but I think I may have used up my LJ quota for the week at this rate!  But I'll get around to it soon.  Meanwhile, suffice it to say that it was a lovely birthday, and I am blessed in my friends.

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One more quote from Bigger Than the Sky...  It's not that it was such a great movie, but it did have a few really nice moments.

"Death is no stranger, is it? Those of us who live in the theatre live with death every day. Our words die as soon as they are spoken. Each moment on the stage lives no longer than a breath. And yet, because our words address that which is immediate, they live, in death, forever, in our hearts, and in the hearts of all who hear them."
 

I have a post I've been wanting to write about my birthday, but I think I may have used up my LJ quota for the week at this rate!  But I'll get around to it soon.  Meanwhile, suffice it to say that it was a lovely birthday, and I am blessed in my friends.

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 Man, I should really be asleep by now, but I got caught up in watching a movie called Bigger Than the Sky.  It's about a man in a community theatre production of Cyrano de Bergerac, and mostly it makes me very grateful for Theatre@First, because boy are we a nicer group than they are (although I'll take their space and budget, please!)  But then I got to this one line, said to someone playing a small part, and I had to stop the video to write it down for future reference:

We are all Cyrano, all loving with no hope of true love in return . . . All Roxanne, loving an illusion of love . . . All Christian, loving with words that are not our own . . . All imperfect, parading our imperfections in spite of our fears, with one thought in mind, to play to the end, to risk all and to be left with that which is most dear . . .
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 Man, I should really be asleep by now, but I got caught up in watching a movie called Bigger Than the Sky.  It's about a man in a community theatre production of Cyrano de Bergerac, and mostly it makes me very grateful for Theatre@First, because boy are we a nicer group than they are (although I'll take their space and budget, please!)  But then I got to this one line, said to someone playing a small part, and I had to stop the video to write it down for future reference:

We are all Cyrano, all loving with no hope of true love in return . . . All Roxanne, loving an illusion of love . . . All Christian, loving with words that are not our own . . . All imperfect, parading our imperfections in spite of our fears, with one thought in mind, to play to the end, to risk all and to be left with that which is most dear . . .
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I had a blast at the [livejournal.com profile] tremontstshul 80s dance Saturday night, as I always do. I was impressed by some of the creative 80s outfits people came up with, and very happy with how mine came out. [livejournal.com profile] gedalia took photos, I hope to be able to post some eventually.

Had a nice brunch this morning with [livejournal.com profile] bismuthobsidian and [livejournal.com profile] snoopymel, and it happened that we left Johnny D's about 10 minutes before a showing of Juno at the Somerville Theater, so I finally went to see that, and totally loved it. It was just so sweet and human and flawed and lovable. Took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I was totally hooked. I just reserved Diablo's book on her experience as a stripper at the library, I'll be really curious to read it now.

Every now and then some piece of fiction will suck me in in such a way that I internalize bits of it. As a kid, I was reading the fairy tale about the seven swan princes, when my sister came to call me to dinner. She couldn't understand why I wouldn't respond, but in some part of my brain, I was utterly convinced that if I spoke, my brothers would be doomed to life as swans forever. After coming out of Brokeback Mountain, I connected so much with Heath Ledger's character that I also had trouble speaking, needed to clear my throat before words would come out. And after Juno? Well, I caught myself waddling down the street, feeling a giant belly in front of me. Weird, but the sign of a really good movie for me.
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I had a blast at the [livejournal.com profile] tremontstshul 80s dance Saturday night, as I always do. I was impressed by some of the creative 80s outfits people came up with, and very happy with how mine came out. [livejournal.com profile] gedalia took photos, I hope to be able to post some eventually.

Had a nice brunch this morning with [livejournal.com profile] bismuthobsidian and [livejournal.com profile] snoopymel, and it happened that we left Johnny D's about 10 minutes before a showing of Juno at the Somerville Theater, so I finally went to see that, and totally loved it. It was just so sweet and human and flawed and lovable. Took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I was totally hooked. I just reserved Diablo's book on her experience as a stripper at the library, I'll be really curious to read it now.

Every now and then some piece of fiction will suck me in in such a way that I internalize bits of it. As a kid, I was reading the fairy tale about the seven swan princes, when my sister came to call me to dinner. She couldn't understand why I wouldn't respond, but in some part of my brain, I was utterly convinced that if I spoke, my brothers would be doomed to life as swans forever. After coming out of Brokeback Mountain, I connected so much with Heath Ledger's character that I also had trouble speaking, needed to clear my throat before words would come out. And after Juno? Well, I caught myself waddling down the street, feeling a giant belly in front of me. Weird, but the sign of a really good movie for me.
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I was just reading an interview with Christopher Eccleston, in which he says "In about two weeks I go off to Bucharest to make a film called The Dark Is Rising, which is from a series of fantasy books which were written in the Seventies." I actually gasped. I love that series so much, and I was excited to hear they were making a movie of it, but to have him in it, well... either you get it and you're squeeing along with me, or you don't, and it's not worth trying to explain. :)
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I was just reading an interview with Christopher Eccleston, in which he says "In about two weeks I go off to Bucharest to make a film called The Dark Is Rising, which is from a series of fantasy books which were written in the Seventies." I actually gasped. I love that series so much, and I was excited to hear they were making a movie of it, but to have him in it, well... either you get it and you're squeeing along with me, or you don't, and it's not worth trying to explain. :)
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I really loved it. Thought it was amazingly done, and a painful but real portrait of people who were a product of their time and environment. One of the ways it seems to have affected me is that a bit of one of the characters is still in me -- I'm finding words harder than usual, so that's all I'm sayin'.
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I really loved it. Thought it was amazingly done, and a painful but real portrait of people who were a product of their time and environment. One of the ways it seems to have affected me is that a bit of one of the characters is still in me -- I'm finding words harder than usual, so that's all I'm sayin'.

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