Seven Things

A fellow blogger – or better, a writer and photographer – has invited (tagged, as they say) me to write about “seven things I love.”  I spent a good part of the previous weekend thinking what to leave out from this list. It helps, of course, that the tag is not about “seven things I love most”; that would have been an impossible task. It also helps that a “thing” is vague enough, left to one’s interpretation.  I’ve chosen a thing each from seven categories: a composition, a book, a place, a movie, a process, a medium and a person.

Description of things you love can easily tend towards hyperbole, and I cannot say I’ve managed to avoid it altogether. But love without emotion is like pickle without spice; this should explain any excess in the writing.

A tag, like those chain-mails, is meant to be propagated. Without naming a specific person, I request all regular readers here to consider creating such a list. A tag like this, unlike a chain-mail, makes you think. When was the last time you did that?

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18 Replies to “Seven Things”

  1. Another In the Mood for Love lover! 2046 is its own experience; if you ever see it, don’t think about the first movie, just enjoy it for its own redefinition of longing (and for the colors!).

    1. Thank you for the hint, wmc. You’ve made me curious, and now there’s a sort of longing to experience the redefined longing! I suppose I will watch it, after all.

  2. This is wonderful. I’m with you on the trains, and the invasion of chlorophyll, and–like wmc–“In the Mood for Love.” But it’s the last photo that’s my favorite.

  3. I share with you an intense love for the film ‘In the Mood for Love’ (wrote a paper on it in college – http://www.sherenejose.com/essayon'inthemoodforlove‘ – and much like you, I’ve been avoiding 2046, afraid of disappointment. WKW is a visual poet though) and for trains – the increasing tension around airport security checks have only made my love for this medium grow in leaps & bounds. Also, I strongly associate many childhood memories to travel in trains… Lovely read 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing the link to your essay, Sherene. I must confess that I do not remember the details of the movie – what remains is an essence of the moods and emotions it evoked. But I will watch it again someday, and then will be better prepared to understand the references you make in your essay.

  4. Oh my god. This is so beautiful. I will take this up (and shamelessly copy you in the process) at some point. I do need to think. And I agree wholeheartedly about the movie!

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