“We were together. I forget the rest.”

No, what kind of bird are YOU?

This week has been one of *those* weeks. The kind where a million little (and not so little) bad decisions you’ve made are all coming home to sit right down on the sofa, and say, oh hey! remember us?  …all at the same time. On one hand, there’s the “let’s just pull the band-aid off” school of thinking. And I usually subscribe to that… because if something bad is going to happen, the worst part is not knowing when it’s going to come. To my thinking, anyway. And that’s all fine and good… but the reality of that… can be a bit tougher to navigate. But I digress. So here I was, stewing about all these little, big and in betweens that have landed me here and I decided (as is my wont) to meander around the internets, and ended up on one of my favorites, Alice Q. Foodie. (She has a Tumblr now, did you know it?) And I came across this wickedly, perfectly intense image from Moonrise Kingdom. I have to say, it was probably my least favorite of all the Wes Anderson movies, but I still loved it, and Suzy Bishop is a girl after my own heart. There are many memorable lines, but maybe my favorite is when Sam is first love struck by her and says, after coolly assessing Suzy and her friends all dressed as various birds,

“No… what kind of bird are YOU?”

Indeed. I’m still trying to figure that out, friends.

Or maybe, a more apt meditation for me might be what Suzy says to Sam, in the final scene…

“I think you’ve still got lightning in you.”

I do. I really do. Methinks it’s time to harness it.



4 comments on “No, what kind of bird are YOU?

  1. Desi
    November 8, 2012

    All good thoughts. I’m sick today, so there will be at least one Wes Anderson flick watched while recovering in bed.

    My WA list from favorite to least (they are all loved) goes like this:

    The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Bottle Rocket
    The Darjeeling Limited
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    It shifts, but right now, that’s the order ;)

  2. jessica clare
    November 10, 2012

    Hope you’re feeling better Desi! I’m embarrassed to say I STILL haven’t seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox! Obviously that needs to change right away :)

  3. Alice Q. Foodie
    November 21, 2012

    I loved that scene! Thanks for the shout out – I am really digging Tumblr these days – I haven’t had the energy for writing, but I still love the sharing. :)

  4. jessica clare
    December 11, 2012

    Sharing any way you can is always good :) Your Tumblr is the BEST! XX

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Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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