The Excitement of Discovery (Stage Beauty)

Published on 07/04/12 at 11:47:58 am using 283 words.

Discovery is a thing of sheer beauty. Discovery might entail pride, but that comes after the moment I’ve set out to write about. It certainly follows reaching which, though productive, doesn’t necessarily yield the desired outcome. The thing that gives discovery its dazzling beauty happens magically within a moment. Like most things awe-inspiring, that moment is brief but eternal. It takes up a split second of real time to make itself felt but leaves in its wake a world of possibilities, such a sense of the overwhelming array of existing possibilities, such mystery as to where they come from, where they go and how on earth you ever got in a position to experience that particular one.

Stage Beauty was one of those movies I never did fall in love with, but that stayed with me on the strength of the stunning moment of discovery nestled between a rehearsal and a scene-within-a-movie that leads up to the final credits. I surrendered heart and soul to the urgent, mad, freedom-inducing, inebriating moment of discovery that visits with the characters of Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) and Maria Hughes (Claire Danes) as they break down the death of Desdemona scene in Othello in the most earnest attempt to bring it to life. Their discovery of just what they’re able to do in contrast to every instance of mediocrity they had previously shown themselves capable of, affects us (though vicariously) very much as it affects them, making its spine-tingling, ghostly way through them while instilling the belief that there is no limit to what’s to come…

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Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

Published by Iris in Movies, R.I.P., Screen Shots,
Published on 06/28/12 at 11:27:07 pm using 21 words.

Vik Muniz @ Rio +20

Published on 06/24/12 at 09:08:30 pm using 21 words.

Lone Heron

Published by Iris in Photography, Nature, LUMIX, FZ-35,
Published on 06/23/12 at 01:40:34 pm using 25 words.

Taken on June 15th, 2012.

The Five Senses: Sight

Published by Iris in Movies, Screen Shots,
Published on 06/21/12 at 11:10:28 am using 145 words.

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

(Marcel Proust)

The Age of Innocence

The Legend of 1900

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A Cloudy Puddle and the Beauty of Showering Outdoors

Published by Iris in Photography, Addictions, Mirrors, Nature, LUMIX, FZ-35, Puddles,
Published on 06/12/12 at 10:44:39 am using 30 words.

Images captured in CF between June 7th and 11th, 2012.

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The Five Senses: Smell

Published by Iris in Movies, Screen Shots,
Published on 06/06/12 at 08:26:59 am using 89 words.

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Hilary and Jackie

Amélie

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Como viver juntos (How to live together) - Part X

Published by Iris in Photography, LUMIX, FZ-35, "Como viver juntos", Projects,
Published on 05/19/12 at 04:18:52 pm using 47 words.

Architectural juxtaposition of old and new in downtown Rio. Thanks to Cíntia Farias and Marcelo Abreu for giving me the chance to take this shot.

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