Sunday, January 07, 2007

Sunday Night Musings

Its Sunday evening and Dave is watching football and Sarah is down in her room doing her thing. I haven't done much today. This morning I was watching "A walk to remember" and its such a sweet lovely film. After watching it one feels sad and happy at the same time. I've been in such a funk lately, I am not sure I am out of it yet, but I do see light at the end of the tunnel. I started with a small list of things I want to do and as I slowly cross things off the list it seems like I am really doing something concrete. That feels good.

I saw the Pursuit of Happiness yesterday although it was a good flick and you find yourself continually rooting for Will Smith to make it. I wish the movie had shown more of the success in his life than they did. How he kept his spirits up was truly amazing to me. It would have been so much easier to give up and settle for less. He had a dream and he was determined to live it. An empowering message for sure.

This seems to be a post about movies since I feel like talking about Pride and Prejudice too. I am enamored of Matthew Macfayden who plays Mr. Darcy. He has the most hauntingly beautiful eyes and can express such emotion with them. It felt like he was looking right into my soul. The setting is beautiful in this movie. I loved all the costumes too. Ever since Lord of the Rings, the costumes in films have been part of my movie going experience. After trying to make some myself I do truly appreciate seeing such artistry in films. One of the highlights of my trip to England a few years ago was seeing the costumes from Troy at the British Museum. They were incredibly gorgeous, most made out of silk. They had the white/gold dress Helen wore and those worn by Preus and Agamemnon. I know you'll shoot me if I don't include some pictures. Click on them to enlarge.



































This one was my favorites the color of the silk was incredible, it moved from blues to greens and back again.



































Theses are pics of Helen's gown. Once again finely pleated beautiful silk. It was exquisite. It drove me nuts not being able to touch the fabrics.





































These were Agamemnon's robes, they were incredible. I have never seen a textile quite like it before There were layer upon layer of stitching and embellishment on this piece. I wanted to really examine this piece, damn those ropes that were holding me back. They also had costumes of Achilles and Hector but they were mostly armor.


I just spent the last while trying to pay bills online. I can not understand why some companies can make it so easy and others its a nightmare. I finally gave up I guess I will have to pay Target and Penney's in person. Then I went to iron some shirts of mine to only have 2 of the 3 have spots on them so they need re-washing before I can iron them. I sometimes wonder why some days things can run so smoothly and then others they are just a constant struggle. I always think that life should flow smoothly, I am not sure why I think that since I rarely seem to experience it.

I continually am amazed by my GPS friends, whenever I am down one or more of them seem to be so optimistic about life and art and everything else. It helps to pull me back up again. Thanks girls.

5 comments:

Pam Aries said...

Those costumes are gorgeous! I can just see you trying to get your hands on them! Me too! When I saw "Starry Night" in person..I sat for 45 minutes in front of it wanting to be IN the painting! I was having a BIG moment in my life! Van Gogh is my fave! And ...yes some times things just seem to go Kaflooey! remember the affirmations...he hee. GPS ARE the BEST! ..!

Tinker said...

Thank you, Kate, for showing us the photos - those costumes are marvelous! I love that blue/green one, especially - it makes me think of peacocks. It would be so tempting to reach out and feel that silk...darn those exhibit ropes!

I've just been catching up - I missed your teapot posts. I love teapots and teacups, and have a small collection myself. Yours are gorgeous - and the one with the sheep and the chicken is so cute.

I don't know why some days just seem to not go right - except it does make the ones where things DO go right, seem all the happier. Thank goodness for the GPS - they've perked me back up from many a funk, too - like today -thank you for your comment! That made me smile - I remember that Wayne Dwyer anecdote, too, from watching his Power of Intention series. Someday I want to read his books as well.
Hope things are going better for you today - with no spotted shirts and everything else easy-peasy!

Tinker said...

Thank you, Kate, for showing us the photos - those costumes are marvelous! I love that blue/green one, especially - it makes me think of peacocks. It would be so tempting to reach out and feel that silk...darn those exhibit ropes!

I've just been catching up - I missed your teapot posts. I love teapots and teacups, and have a small collection myself. Yours are gorgeous - and the one with the sheep and the chicken is so cute.

I don't know why some days just seem to not go right - except it does make the ones where things DO go right, seem all the happier. Thank goodness for the GPS - they've perked me back up from many a funk, too - like today -thank you for your comment! That made me smile - I remember that Wayne Dwyer anecdote, too, from watching his Power of Intention series. Someday I want to read his books as well.
Hope things are going better for you today - with no spotted shirts and everything else easy-peasy!

Tinker said...

Sorry for the double posts - this must be one of those days for me with blogger - I thought it wasn't going to post at all, it was taking so long, then it posted it twice!

Kai said...

Aloha Ms Kate.. Thankyou so much for sharing the pictures of the photos and the juicy descriptions.. I want to touch them and Im just sitting here!! lol

I agree with you about bills. I finally just got rid of everycard I have but one and they make it super easy to pay.. I love being debt free!!

Peace Kai.