More and more i find that life is a series of
followed usually but not always by reappearances;
you disappear from your morning self
and reappear as your afternoon self;
you disappear from feeling good
and reappear feeling bad.
And people, even face to face
and clasped in each other's arms,
disappear from each other.
-that is actually a somewhat apt quote for Closer, though on reflection, i can see it being the perfect choice of film for Russell, being so london based, but while watching it i became struck of the parallels with her name was lola. the opening sequence of the film shows a writer dan (=max; also in search of "page one") spotting his destiny girl alice (=lola), but then he is distracted by anna a photographer (=lula mae in a gallery), and then there is nice reliable dr. larry in the background (=basil lawyer). really it is a vague comparison, but for me the core idea really is the discovery of dan's destiny girl and his subsequent inability to hold on to her and remain true to her.
which is perhaps ironic given that my second quote is from her name was lola, though this is a virtual quote rather than physical quote, so that might be cheating?
He's looking for page one.
This is a bit like trying to retrieve a coin that's
fallen down a grating.
Is that it, that faint gleam in the darkness?
He lowers weighted strings and chewing gum and brings up bottle caps.
'Blighter's rock?' says Max's mind.
'I am not rocked,' says Max.
He avoids the proper name of that condition in which writers are unable to write.
from Her Name Was Lola
which should have been posted on my blog as a nice yellow back grounded image that I made specially. However, thanks to my poor internet/modem connection, I've had to opt for just a text post for now - but I am determined to post this image at some point! Anyway - its posted here for the moment (and my review of lola for anyone interested is posted here) and was posted while my image loading doo-daa was working...)
happy birthday russell
ps: i also found this comic strip on the 4th appropriately enough - and thought they might be a suitable gift for celebrants of tentacles: