have you ever wanted to live somewhere else? not just in another city or country, but in a different time, a different world? and not just live, but live (i could so easily spin off on a linguistic tanget here).
lately, i find myself wanting to live and live in a world directed by jean-pierre jeunet. i would seriously entrust him with the characterization, plot, mood, set, and script of my life. i love his artistic eye and the wit, joy, sorrow, beauty, and life his films portray.
i especially love this short film, where dominique pinon’s character simply states what he knows about himself: what he likes. what he doesn’t like.
if my life were narrated in french, what would j’aime? when people ask me what i like, i always uh, um my way through a less-than-eloquent reply. i should know these things without hesitation.
i want to cultivate a pleasure for the small things in life and i don’t think you can take pleasure in simple things unless you can recognize what makes you heart flutter a bit. so i’ve decided to start a small journal of these things as i come across them. things i know about myself. things that i like.
the things can be simple or profound, i’m not picky. i just want to keep a record of myself for myself. and maybe for someone else. i would love to look at my family & friends’ lists and see what makes them happy. the little oddities in life that make them smile.
so, elle aime. she likes. we’ll see.