Incendies

Saw Incendies this evening (again). i wanted to revisit this film as it’s been nominated for an Academy Award at the US’s Oscars. My first viewing did not leave me with as much of an appreciation (although i did think it was excellent – just not enough to warrant inclusion in such a shortlist). A second viewing affirms for me that it is good enough to make the list. it is extremely strong in many areas such as acting, story, writing. 9/10

Mantra

I’ve had this little cartoon on my desk as far back as i can remember (1990?). It’s followed me for so long probably because the simple message resonates so strongly with me. I realized that life just isn’t that complicated: find what makes you happy – and go with it 🙂

Helen – my good friend, did you not hand this to me around 1990? or Misha was it you?