beled_el_djinn: (Kevin)
Today's retro video flashback:



I can't hear this song without thinking of cruising in Darth with [livejournal.com profile] metabomber. Good times, yo.
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I really like the final scene between Tom and Summer in 500 Days of Summer - the language and sentiments are things I wish I had known to say all those times before.
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And apropos the music of my last post, I was suddenly reminded of my second memory of [livejournal.com profile] buddhagrrl (the first, of course being the time we met on the way to Manray). I had gone to Manray either by myself or with [livejournal.com profile] lordbleys (we went there together a lot back during that time of my life) and I was in the cage room, getting a drink and just people watching while waiting for something better to come on in the front room. Teardrop was playing and the crowd on the floor and stage was just a mass of sinuously writhing folk. I distinctly recall two people moving away from eachother on the stage, like a curtain being parted, and being afforded a view of [livejournal.com profile] buddhagrrl coming up for this very low bend at the waist maneuver. The whole moment just struck me as really cool, since for all the world, it looked as if the three of them had choreographed the whole thing.

Whenever I've been forced to explain the concept of 'art by accident', that moment always springs to mind as a perfect example. Here were three people, clearly not working together, who managed to craft a beautiful moment just by being in the right place at the right time and moving in the right way.

Anyway, that was today's Moment of Zen, as it were.
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This morning marked the baby's first honest-to-goodness thunder storm. While I wasn't all that happy to be up at 3am, I loved that I was able to hold him in my arms and just sit and listen to the thunder and watch the lightning with him until he drifted back off to sleep.

The whole experience actually reminded me of a time in high school, when I was over a friend's house studying for a physics exam. We were sitting on their enclosed porch, having just finished our studying, and were talking about whatever seemed important to us back then. I think we both noticed the lightning flash together and shared a look - while she went to turn off the lights, I dragged to lounge chairs next to each other, and we just sat and watched the lightning and listened to the thunder and the rain. It was such a wonderfully peaceful moment in time - even though it was late on a school night and we had a test the next morning at 7:30 am, we stayed up stupid late (and I believe we both fell asleep for a bit) and just experienced the world.

I'm perpetually amazed at how I experience the world anew whenever I'm spending time with the baby. His voyage of discovery brings back a joy of looking at the world I seemed to have forgotten.
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friday five. you figure out the theme )

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