This weekend, our second to last of the year, has had me thinking of the 26 Acts of Kindness proposed by Ann Curry following the tragedy in Connecticut. It reminded me of the beautiful (and highly underrated) movie, Pay it Forward. What we do impacts others, whether we want to realize it or not. When we do good, just to do good, it echoes. I’ve started working on my 26, with a goal to have them all done by the end of the year. Some are original ideas, others are inspired by acts of others, little things that make others smile, make things just a bit easier for someone. I’ll report back on the 31st. So, in the meantime, here are some glimpses of my weekend…
Snapped this walking up Holman Street to grab a bus to the theater – even on a cold rainy day it made me grin
this thing is growing out of the old poplar stump in my backyard – had to poke it to make sure it was real. trippy lookin’ eh? definitely no portabello..
the pioneer courthouse square christmas tree…there were singers, yet the city seemed quiet to me…maybe that’s just the quiet in me these days
but back at home, the garden won’t give up, with this mild winter the fuschias are still coming up with new blossoms! definitely planting more in 2013.
picked up these abeego wraps at a shop downtown. i have been ‘off’ plastic wrap & foil for several years but wanted something better than parchment for wrapping, and as per my earlier post, I learned it’s great for cheese, meat, and other goodies. kinda awesome.
saw two fantastic movies this weekend, one being Lincoln, where for the life of me I could not recognize DDL in the role, he was that amazing. great cross-section of 1865 as well and education on some of the pivotal people involved in the passage of the 13th Amendment that our textbooks didn’t discuss. props to Tommy Lee Jones and James Spader as well – great performances all around.
the other movie was Silver Linings Playbook, a truly great ensemble piece that even the already great reviews didn’t do justice. the highs and lows of bipolar experienced by cooper’s character made me ache, as this depression is not something that can even be described properly to those who’ve never witnessed it. someone i was close to went away, someone who i wish could see all the light that is out there, that there is a silver lining. but life ain’t a movie i suppose now, is it.