Archive for October, 2010

Time the time

October 30, 2010

Time for clocks going back. Time for masquerades going forth. Time for ticks and treats. As the saying goes: If it weren’t for time, everything would happen at once. Once in a while, some things do.

Clocks, pumpkins – friendly faces and spooky masks or the other way round, all around. Image: Apple Seeds

The Petrified Forest

October 27, 2010

Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart in his young years) – a killer and a gangster, and Alan Squier (Leslie Howard) – an intellectual and a failed writer – diverse personalities both belonging to different vanishing races in the The Petrified Forest (1936). Just like in a petrified forest – dead trees in the desert that have turned to stone – in the movie each character has been petrified in his/her own way. No special effects but brilliant play instead all throughout.

The long story of a small USB

October 26, 2010

A memory flashed through my mind of a miraculously lost and even more miraculously found USB. It was a long story of same time, last year, but all was well at the end.

Some USBs are miraculous.
Same seems true of some cameras.

And some days 🙂

Splendid Suns

October 24, 2010

Afghanistan – known to me through the news channels.
A world so deeply moving in the narrative of Khaled Hosseini.  ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns‘ – the history of a country over a span of thirty years and the stories of two women – sad and deeply emotional. Splendid suns.  

‘Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye
Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs
And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.’
(‘Kabul’, Saib-e-Tabrizi)


October 21, 2010

I wondered why Google’s logo made me dizzy today.
Googled the reason and got it – Dizzy Gillespie‘s birthday.

Google logo - 21 October 2010

Agathe Cléry

October 17, 2010

Agathe Cléry (2008). Being a racist – a black or white one, or any, but fate having its own ways of twisting one’s views and attitudes. Though some tales sound too incredible to be true, this one was inspired by a true story. A bit sad and yet funny. The music throughout the movie – at some points distracting, at others – just rightly matched.