Sunday, January 27, 2008


Sunday night, the weekend is almost over. Boo hoo! It is going to be a little bit of a crazy week at work but I am ready for it.
I had a great ballet class yesterday - different studio than last time and so lovely. I got there a half hour early and the studio was open so I ended up having a 2 hour class instead of 90 minutes, which was a bonus, I could have gone on forever I was having so much fun. During the last part of class when we were away from the bar (center), the music we were using touched me so much I almost started crying. I was so happy to be there and to be dancing again. It felt delicious.
After class, Tim came and picked me up, we went home I took a quick shower and we went down to Campbell to a party at Robin's parent's house (where we spent Thanksgiving). It was fun, but we didn't stay too late this time, we were both a little tired and it was raining so we wanted to get on the road to get back home.
Today we went to see the movie "Into the Wild". It has been a while since I read the book, but I remembered it like I read it yesterday. The movie was pretty close to the book and just wonderful. There is a quote I remember, which I thought was so beautiful..."When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you." One more written by McCandless himself, "Happiness is only real when shared. " Of course, you know, everyone says that the cinematography was wonderful, etc. but one thing I thought was amazing was the sound. The sound of a fly caught in a tarp, the sound of boots walking through snow, amazing. It is a movie that really made Tim and I think about life. We talked about it all afternoon. Life really is what you make it, if you are not happy, you are the only person that can change that. If your spirit is not as vibrant as it was before, take it from McCandless, "The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences. " This movie was really touching. It reminded me of the escapist inside of me that likes to hide out sometimes alone and away from society, the adventurer in me that climbed Mt Shasta in the winter of 1997 and used to love camping in the snow and the idealist in me, who sadly dissapears more as I get older. As much as it was uncomfortable at times living by my wits on the move out the west coast, I learned a lot and it was super fun. I don't want to give away too many crazy stories about my move out west right now though. In a nutshell, the movie was fabulous and thought provoking. I highly recommend it. Go see it, if it doesn't make you think about your life, there may be something wrong with you. Or perhaps you have not had enough adventures in your life that took you out of your comfort zone.

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