||[Oct. 19th, 2004|08:54 pm]
Beauty in strange places...
|||||homelands - nitin sawhney||]|
as someone else said before... i love the concept of this community and so decided to join. and i see that there i have many interests in common with the ones listed. i wish i had some moment or place of beauty to contribute but for now let me say that songs can sometimes make moments truly magical. (i know i'm being soppy and sentimental, but please forgive) and truly heartfelt songs like "let go" by frou frou are an example. hmm.. this is turning out to be a rambling post. oh! i just thought of a moment of beauty but it's in a movie, monsoon wedding.
the character, dubey, walks dejectedly to his house, which is very dingy and small. his mother begins lecturing him and nagging him about getting married and starting a family. he trudges to the bathroom, strips to his underclothes, washes his hands and feet and walks out to the verandah leading from his house, ignoring her caustic monologue.
we see the vista he sees: the jumbled, antiquated skyline of bombay, prickling with antennas and clotheslines. it sounds ugly but you see some kites flown by the neighborhood kids fluttering, and some bougainvillea waving in the breeze, and a gorgeous pink and orange sunset. you can sense the freedom, the color, the vibrancy, the possibility in that moment, that instant of life.
haha, ok, now that i've made a total ass of myself, i hope you enjoyed the post. and i like that this community seems cozy and small. ;)