Finally saw the Age of Adaline. I’m thoroughly aggravated with all of you for not telling me about it. The only alternative is that none of you have seen it either, in which case, I must insist that you all watch it right this moment. I can’t believe it’s not based on a book. The depth of the story just calls for 1st person or 3rd person omniscient internal dialogue. There is also a bit of voiceover, which is what they typically do when something was a book and they just can’t go without setting up the scene. Can someone write this as a book? Is that allowed? Also, Ellis. He gave her books for flowers. o.O There are no words. And I’m a writer, for God’s sake.
Sometimes a movie or a book or a piece of art stays with you long after you’ve experienced it. What is so wonderful about this, and often easy to forget, is that this thing that has touched you so deeply, this thing that has truly altered the way you look at the world, was created by another human being. Another person wrote or directed or painted or formed this magnificent piece of forever that you will now carry in your heart for the rest of your life. The world tends to show its ugly more than its lovely, but the lovely is still there. It’s in the things we create, not the situations that happen. It’s in the music and the words and the art within our heart, because despite this ugly world…we are still beautiful.