Hola, my dears!
As mentioned already, I am struggling with finding meaning and purpose with my life in general and even more so with this so-called blog, so it is very difficult to write and share in this tsunami of content and (mis)information. But I’ll try to keep things as meaningful or fun as possible. So, back at it, some mixed cuentos for the week:
To listen (I LOVE this song)
I have also seen a million series and movies since all the craziness started, but I not really too many I could really recommend further. There are some, though, worth a look and a thought:
When they see us. This was not an easy thing to watch, but I would make it a mandatory one, especially for people who are still unable to comprehend the dimension of the problem. Start with the trailer:
It is based on a shocking true story about systemic rasism, misguided power, broken destinies and so much injustice. It describes the tragic nightmare lived by five teens from Harlem upon being FALSELY accused of a brutal attack and rape in Central Park. Additionally, it is a masterpiece and this contributes a lot to the emotion and general feeling.
Stateless. Still in the realm of injustice and mind blowing abuse, this is not an easy watch either. It is partially inspired by the true story of Cornelia Rau, an Australian resident who was detained in an immigration detention center in Australia (oh, the irony of it…). Everybody missed her obvious altered mental state! Apart from that, it brings much-needed perspective about immigration, the “system” and its challenges and multiple issues.
The Durrells. Changing the focus quite a bit, this was extremely funny to see. Furthermore, it was so beautiful to be delighted by such awesome sights of Corfu and its magic. It is full of life and colors.
Ines del alma mía. Based on Isabel Allende´s book, it looks like a theater piece and it is filled with historical details. I loved it (Plus, the Spanish they speak is poetry for the ears 🙂 ).
Romanian actors imitate famous works of art during the lock down. And the result is beautiful.
Here you can find pictures and inside stories about the homes behind some of the greatest works of the English literature.
This is an album where some very perceptive people show which books are being read by some film characters:
Tiny modern love stories from the NY Times. I simply adored this one:
I was a shy, serious child, coached to “speak up” and “try new things.” I only wanted to read. My grandmother, Inger, worked in the rare book room of the Duke University library, at a desk surrounded by leather-bound volumes on tall shelves. That room smelled like heaven: slightly musty but sweet, with notes of parchment and sandalwood. I’d make a nest under her desk and curl up with a paperback. There among books by Milton and Audubon, I devoured “Stuart Little” and “Sounder.” She gave me space and silence, and I would give almost anything to sit beside her one more time. — Memsy Price
- Three Daughters of Eve, Elif Shafak
- Florence Adler swims forever, Rachel Beanland
Finally, something we all needed without knowing it:
Be good, do good, feel good! 🙂