Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Haiku #1 and Ultra Orange

I always love reading a haiku.  And in 4th grade Mrs. Broderick (possibly my favorite teacher of all time) had us write them.  I am going to attempt to write at least one each week.  So here it goes...

Haiku #1
sheepishly i look
as your fingers lined with dirt
graze my pale shoulder

Last Spring (2008) I went and saw The Diving Bell and the Butterfly at the Orpheum on State street with my friend Noah. I fell in LOVE with the movie. The story was so touching; the cinematography was beautiful.  Not to mention the soundtrack is wizard!  If you haven't seen this film, I highly suggest you do.  Here's a brief description (thanks to imdb.com)...  "Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind."

My favorite quotes from the film are...
"Other than my eye, two things aren't paralyzed, my imagination and my memory." 
- Jean Dominique Bauby
"Turn off the lights. But not my Mary." 
- his mistress

Here's the trailer...

And my favorite song on the soundtrack is  "Don't Kiss Me Goodbye" by Ultra Orange and Emmanuelle. 
(Here's a video playing the song showing random clips from the film)

1 comment:

  1. one of my favourite books is

    100 great books in haiku by david bader

    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
    Snow-drops hang like tears.
    Shy, sweet, saintly Beth has died.
    One down, three to go.

    they`re pretty hysterical :p