the everyday mechanics i have not missed in the least. but underneath, beyond them, the traffic jams, the ugly uggs, the strip malls and fast food places, there is something roaring that still makes my heart skip a few beats, that makes my hand itch for a pen, a camera, a brush.
the dreams are great, and beautiful, and sometimes they even come true. but reality is a mess, and utter chaos, completely unpredictable, and even better.
a night of negronis and chicken biscuits, new york that always never changes, people i’ve missed insanely and people who haven’t been a part of my life in years. long talks past midnight, living room sing alongs, airports, suitcases, chicago, thanksgiving, birthdays, a get together with deep fried turkey and people i’ve known a decade…
the imperfection of how things really go, and not how we imagine them. and in the imperfection, there’s something even better. real life.
it’s that time again! CPH DOX is in full swing, and there are more than 200 films to choose from, and only 7 days left.
here are my not-to-miss films of the year:
rested, away from the stress of work and school, my film came back like a lightning bolt to the heart.
london was lovely, if only for 2 days. i might return in february to catch don giovanni at the royal opera.
but for now: school. work. and then NYC, CHI. thanksgiving, birthdays, christmas. it’s gonna be a long 2 months.
i’m going to london for 2 days and i’m only bringing my backpack. minimalism to the max.
i’m packing my coziest autumn wardrobe: three dresses (a black form-fitting one, bright crazy print, and a navy cashmere tunic-dress), tights, a skirt, jacket, 2 layering sweaters, and my huge, wool sweater (-dress) which is really acting as outerwear. I’m wearing my motorcycle black frye boots, and bringing my hot pink baggu backpack (which folds up into its own zippered pouch pocket) and han kjobenhavn denim tote.
stuff i’m excited to see/do:
breakfast at speedy’s
go to hampstead heath’s pergola garden
eat at a jamie oliver restaurant
roam through st pancras
stroll through harrods
the tate modern or victoria and albert museum
explore covent garden
i have no fixed plans, only possibilities…
any other recommendations?