My plans yesterday didn’t really pan out the way I anticipated so I ended up staying in with nothing but movies to keep me entertained. I finally got around to watching the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, many months after the film left theaters. I intended on seeing the movie when it was out but for whatever reason, I never got the chance to see it. Yesterday was my day to watch it and I loved it so much, I watched it twice … back to back. I have never, ever watched a movie twice before. Clearly, I enjoyed it.
I’m pretty sure the movie spoke to me so loudly because I was a kid who grew up in the 90s and many situations featured in the film really resonated with me (except for the fascination with The Rocky Horor Picture Show, I just never liked that movie). The story was so elegantly portrayed, honest and real … I loved everything about it. I think the movie successfully bore deep into my soul because I’m currently in a very emotionally raw place. I probably cried a bit too much but whadda ya gonna do? I have never watched a movie two times in a row before but when finished, I immediately started the movie over again and watched it all the way thru. I think I was trying to get lost in the emotion of the movie rather than focus on the emotional reality that I have to deal with when I’m not distracted.
To further distract me, I watched the movies Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2:
It has been many years since I’ve watched either film and I was reminded how excellent they are. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 blew me away the first time I saw it in the theater and rewatching the movie last night, I remembered why. I love how well the movies hold up and, man, have I forgotten how amazing an actress Uma Thurman is. Both Kill Bills did a great job of keeping my mind occupied … but when movie time was over, I was left with nothing but my thoughts.
Sigh. It’s been a rough week. I just need to get thru the next few days. As I get closer to the 17th, I can’t help but focus on memories from this time last year. It’s a struggle to keep it all together but, I just have to do my best to soldier on.
I have dinner plans with friends tonight so that should help. I’m really not looking forward to VDay tomorrow but, again, DISTRACTION is the name of the game. I sincerely hope you guys are having a great week and a great Wednesday. Enjoy it for me, please!