i did it.
i caved to the pressure.
i lost to peer pressure, (but did it fashionably late, may i add - (by years))
read the davinci code. :(
nonnn non non i didn't want to copy everyone and read it, and i definitely didn't want to enjoy it as much as i did but it ended up being surprisingly really really great and RELIGIOUSLY EPIC and fab and all of the things that optimism is made of.
i really love it when fictional stuff like the davinci code/gossip girl (haha realz bad comparison, i know, but comparing and contrasting in that english exam still has me drained) include real places/people/historical things and events etc in their plot.
like DC fully references to davinci paintings and massive symbolism that you can see within them and all of this underlying stuff about the Louvre in paris and the history of certain religious and ahh its so believable. amazing.
im loving religious history lately, i think mainly bc i know soo little - and i think that j's been inspiring me even more lately..
the DC included so much religion-based brainfood, and it all tied in with art - which is a bit of a double-bunger for my tastebuds i guess.
there was so much i hadn't known or even heard of at all before, regarding things like the holy grail, multiple-century-old religious brotherhoods and cults - eg. knights templar, the priory of sion, opus dei, and ee tee see.
BUT what a terrrrrrrrible ending to such a great book,
theyd finally found what theyd been looking for for the entire book..
and decided 'oh i dont want it anymore', lets all have a family reunion, share too many hugs and sit down to cup of tea.
they literally sat down and had a cup of tea with long-lost family members and put the holy grail to the side.
it's almost as anticlimatic as killing of characters at the end of movies bc the budget runs out. i'm still angry at how bad the ending was haha..far out. i think you should read the book..just for the ending.. ridiculous.
‘The term ‘luminary’ can be used to describe a celestial body that gives light like the moon or sun – they were the brightest and most important objects in universe. This idea can be used to describe people – those who radiate a certain light through their talents and creative achievements draw others in like moths to a flame.’
‘The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are made to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars’. – Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957).
i want to print this on a shirt bc 'Alexander McQueen' literally translates to 'dollar signs' in french, not a word of a lie, so i'm not able to afford the authentic slice of paradise myself, :(.
words i love (to be continued): downplay, host, hello, abacus, ursula, bones, muse, soldier, forest, ghost
words that make me cringe: random, cliche, lips
i bought the temper trap's debut album the other day, on first listen i was a little sad bc it seemed to be v repetitive in its sounds and only has a total of 10 tracks..
but i'm liking it more and more and more and more - can't waaait to burn round in the little silver rocket listening to it in less than a fortnight if/when i get my Ps !
I was listening to a live recording of Xavier Rudd from a few years ago, and remembered a few words he said before a song called ‘A 4th World’. I think its really important that people read this or hear his words first-hand, it was really well-said:
‘So it was a beautiful day today, I went surfing down on the coast..but just like every time that I think I’ve surfed down that way in my life, I sat on the water and looked at the land and just was blown away by our country, by how beautiful the coastline and how fertile and beautiful our country is. It’s a land that we’re really really lucky to be part of and it’s a land that’s been nurtured and cared for for thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of years by our Indigenous people. All those years ago we were warmly welcomed and adopted by a beautiful Indigenous culture and hopefully as we progress as Australians, our school systems will open some doors and make our Indigenous culture more special so that our kids can grow feeling like our Indigenous culture is special and not wondering what it is. So this is a song dedicated to that purpose, this is a song called ‘A 4th World.’
The song begins with the lovely little line: ‘so here we are under these particular stars.’ :)
And from Messages I particularly like: ‘For the trees that we see cannot forever breathe with the changes they will confront’ and ‘this sacred land has seen many hands, Yet it is fragile and old and all the greedy souls just don't care to know of the changes it will confront’ andddd ‘so speak out loud of the things you are proud, and if you love this coast then keep it clean as it hopes, cos the way that it shines may just dwindle with time with the changes it will confront’.
wow this post was all over the place,
guess my brain is definitely on holidays..