Wednesday, January 21, 2009

gleaming / illuminating

phone pics from both of us
“There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.” -James Thurber

We didn't get any snow - the prediction changed before the night was up. But this morning beautiful ice crystals were on my window - sparkling and glittering in my view. As pretty as it was, I should have scraped it off before I began driving. I couldn't see anything on the road. / i can't give you a review yet - i just started reading - but the movie is one of my favorites. do you read the book before seeing a movie or the other way around?
"I have reflected many times upon our rigid search. It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us, on the inside, looking out. Like you say, inside out. Jonathan, in this way, I will always be along the side of your life. And you will always be along the side of mine." - Alex from the movie Everything is Illuminated"

5 comments:

Donna said...

I never get sick of icicles...like little pieces of natural jewelry

Char said...

I haven't been lucky enough to get any icicles yet. I wonder if I'm strong enough to get up at daybreak tomorrow?

I always read the book first then the movie. Then I rant because the movie is never as good as the book. Hmmmm, maybe I've been doing it wrong.

ELK said...

always the book first
the frost and bedspread look the same....
ni snow ;(

Indigo said...

Always the Book first...although it does tend to make it difficult to see the movie. All through the movie I insert the parts of the book that are missing, or automatically dismiss it as not sticking to the context of the book.

I guess at the end of the day, I'm more likely to just read the book. *winks*...I do have to say after the small glimpse you provided. 'Everything is Illuminated' is now going to be added to my overflowing shelves of books to read. (Hugs)Indigo

Relyn said...

Generally, if I've read the book, I won't see the movie. I'm always afraid they are going to mess it up. When I do get brave enough to watch, they usually do.

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