do you remember our friend mike?
(again, not us.)
well, he went and had himself a baby girl a few months ago, and has since been a very busy daddy.
(isn't she the most precious?!)
he and i have had way too much fun recapping award show fashion last year; hopefully we can make that happen again this year.
but before we get to the snarky, sequin-y goodness
that is award show season, i give you
the wisdom of a man.
Nostalgia is a very powerful concept.
Just recently I was reminded of this when I saw the wonderful Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris" which (spoiler alert) focuses on Owen Wilson's character Gil, an aspiring novelist with writer's block, looking for inspiration.
He travels to Paris with his fiance Inez (Rachel McAdams) where things might be "more inspired".
He begins taking nightly midnight walks which lead him, via a unique mystical phenomenon, to be transported back to the 1920s where he meets and has cocktails with his literary idols
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Inez shares none of Gil's excitement for
"the good ole days".
One night, Gil meets a woman from the 20's named Adriana (Marion Cotillard) who he finds utterly fascinating but is bored in her current time. Gil and Adriana eventually couple up and are transported to the late 1800's where they encounter artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas who lament that they are not living during the French Renaissance (the golden age) and all feel their current existence is meaningless.
What does this all mean?
For me, this movie was a reminder to live for today, live for now.
If you've ever spent time pining for how things were in high school, you shouldn't--
you had poofy bangs, braces, a curfew and an allowance.
If you liked one song on an album,
you had to buy the whole CD, right?
If you wanted to go to the bathroom during a TV show you were watching, you had to wait until a commercial.
Remember any of this? Look what we have now.