Monday, October 25, 2010
it just fascinates me that there are words common to certain languages that others don’t even have. here are a few of my favorites, especially L’esprit de escalier i get this feeling a lot.
Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.
Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.
L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”
Stam: (Hebrew) An agreement out of amusement and frustration that something doesn’t have a satisfactory answer among those talking.
Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.
Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.
Waldeinsamkeit (German): the feeling of being alone in the woods
Ilunga (Tshiluba, Congo): a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time
Taarradhin (Arabic): a way of resolving a problem without anyone losing face (not the same as our concept of a compromise – everyone wins)
Litost (Czech): a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery
Meraki (Greek): doing something with soul, creativity, or love
Yoko meshi (Japanese): literally ‘a meal eaten sideways’, referring to the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language:
Duende (Spanish): a climactic show of spirit in a performance or work of art, which might be fulfilled in flamenco dancing, or bull-fighting, etc.
Pochemuchka (Russian): a person who asks a lot of questions
Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): to borrow objects one by one from a neighbor's house until there is nothing left
The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I’M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I’M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
so i’m a little behind and i need to see this.
have any of you seen it out there?
Sunday, October 24, 2010
im in a melancholy state of mind lately… and i apologize.
i remember the image above from Across The Universe a great movie in my opinion. i love this image, the context of it pulls me. now i cant decide if i am the male or the female in the image… Do i let people pass through me or am i the one passing through others?
do you ever feel this way at times?
sorry i went to your show
i know i shouldn't have gone but i just wanted to see you do what you love best and to know that in that moment would be the last that i would see you (i don't settle with a goodbye over the phone)
best of luck on your journey, and i hope for our paths to cross some day.
i bet everyone one feels a little heartbreak when things don't go the way you expected them to go. its a normal occurrence in life.
still it can be a drag for example: a short few minutes ago i got a rude reminder of something not going the way i expected… an alarm reminder went off for a trip that a “friend” and i had made a while back, that i was very very very very very excited about. It was a trip to Portland Oregon. Sadly this is not the first trip to Portland planned out with a “Friend” (i put friend in quotes not because i do not consider them friends i still do, but they both happen to be “X boyfriends”) anyway point is let downs aren't that fun. but the key is to not let them bring you down since I'm not going to share that adventure , i will plan a new one.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
thought this was beautiful
also i’m not sure where my mind is at
Found via Classic Film Heroines
Music Video for Maxence Cyrin’s cover of Where Is My Mind by The Pixies
The scenes are taken from The Mysterious Lady (1928) starring Greta Garbo and Conrad Nagel.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
that’s right i have a lazy left eye… i didn’t notice this till a few days ago. i also think i have a crooked mouth.
Any suggestions on making growing hair go faster?