"Sometimes in life, we move, ever so gradually, towards a life defined more by what we hate than by what we love. It’s difficult to gauge, but you notice it when you say things like, “Oh, I hate this song…” And it’s then that you realise that you have begun to define your tastes, your life, your points of view, through negative abstractions. Disliking things in general is not psychologically malign, but allowing a negative attitude to grow and master your senses of perception is incredibly harmful. It’s often a sign of deep rooted bitterness. Love is a powerful thing; never more so when you are hurting or angry."
I think people live their lives faster nowadays. With IT, ease of travel and much higher mobility it makes every thing run so fast. Its easy to feel that you are standing still even though you are going flat out. Maybe that is what you are feeling now. Some days I feel the same.
I think maybe it is good to pick one thing to look at and work on it with some depth to feel grounded and more fulfilled. I teach in part for that effect. I keep doing Yr 1 again and again for a decade. It takes some doing.
Maybe I come from a more meandering, less demanding time where there is much more time for introspection and no great concern if things took their natural course."
Words of Wisdom from a Mentor
Strangely, managed to catch this. Movie started out with promise but kinda fell flat at the end. Gaspard Auge’s cameo was quite hilar though.
Soundtrack - nice in an experimental kinda way. http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/mr-oizo-gaspard-augeacute-rubber-ost
*End of this armchair critic’s movie review.*
Ingeborg Kracht-Rams and Dieter Rams by Philip Sinden
During its war with the Tamil Tigers, the Sri Lankan government restricted fuel, medicines and food items reaching the north and east of Sri Lanka. The embargoes reached their peak during the 1990s.
Jaffna’s taxi drivers and mechanics had to innovate to overcome scarcity and hardship.
Koothu, kerosene and paper: portraits of resilience, expression and survival about the people of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Shot and cut by Kannan Arunasalam