April 1st, 2008



What is this thing called April Fool's Day? I went on-line to AmericanGreetings and could not find an E-card for a friend celebrating yesterday's date, Cesar Chavez Day. Unless a day is observed nationwide, American Greeting's won't have anything to do with it. Just how many people already knew that March 31 is Bunson Burner Day yesterday, or how many people get April Fools day off as a Holiday?

April Fool's Day is a day fools fall in love. Of course, a person can't pick which day they're going to fall in love, especially if it's love at first sight. That's why, I believe, April Fools day was invented. My view differ from wikipedia. Not everyone believes in love at first sight, and it would take a fool to do foolish things as a result of the idea that he's fallen head over heals over somebody he doesn't know.

I didn't always feel this way about April 1st. It just kind of developed, a sign of getting old, from regrets which have brought me to the realization that "there are other sorrows too". Collapse )

I just realized that the DVD version of Hiroshima mon amour is available at the library. Yes! I checked that puppy out and watched it first thing today. It's sad that the Nevers character, a girl from France, should be asked whether her eyes are green because it's all I can think about the rest of the film. A black and white film, I might add. But the DVD has interviews with the actress playing the leading role, a black and white interview, and a color interview, forty some years later. Either the iris in people's eyes fade when they get old, or the Nevers girl's Japanese boyfriend was mistaken. Her eyes are grey, or perhaps hazel and they really were green once.

I had already seen the movie in its VHS version. This time, the line that stuck was by the Japanese fella saying to his mistress that they'll meet again when next there is another war. You see, this film is a tragic love story. And yet, it's about the aftermath of the atomic bomb. It was this movie, after I read the screenplay, that had me thinking it contained a line exclaiming that the word cellardoor_ was the most beautiful word(s) in the English language. That line goes to the movie Donnie Darko. I've seen Donnie Darko too, but I guess the reason I thought the line was used in Hiroshima is because of the way cellar rhymes with Nevers in so many lines of the dialog.

Now where's my Oxford rhyming dictionary?!

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