Work has taken over life the past two months. Managed to squeeze in three movies, one whole book (with three in progress), swapped fashion mags for Lonely Planet and Geo, daydreamed about the perfect life, almost planned a trip to Paris…The urge to survive, to live and love is pushing up to the surface. Again. And i like it.

Black Swan was spookily beautiful. Kudos to Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and Vincent Cassel. Nina, the ballerina, striving to nail the act. Beth, the has-been. Thomas pushing boundaries. The sexually confident and langurous Lily. Erica, the overbearing mother. Control. Obsession.Repression. Perfection. Insanity. And the Black Swan coming alive. No boundaries between what’s real and what’s hallucination. Magnifique!

Sadly, i followed this up with Saath Khoon Maaf. The only bit that i liked was that song that begins with ‘Daaaarrrrrling’. Spolier alert – Priyanka Chopra doing the sufi whirling with Jesus Christ? Oh, c’mon!

A few weeks later, watched Rio but in 2D. It wasn’t as witty or wicked as Ice Age. But was colourful. My favourite part? Blu and Jewel flying over Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

I read Julian Barnes’ Before She Met Me. It was funny but with a psychological slant to it. A man who tracks down all his wife’s B-grade movies and the men she slept with before she met him. This obsession spirals into depression. The laughs become lesser and lesser until it is no laughing matter.

I am reading and enjoying The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

To Paris! Someday…i will come home to you.


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