Sunday, December 21, 2014

I just realized something. When man makes an engine, he is trying to imitate nature. Nature has its own cycle, which to me, appears to begin with gravity.The gravitational pull of the sun keeps planets from flying away. The earth rotates on its orbit and we have day, night and the seasons. In addition to this, gravity on earth allows complex living things to form on it and thrive. It's kind of automatic.

This is what man attempts to replicate. When a key starts the ignition, it kick starts a process the machine moves, apparently on its own. So all machinery is man trying to capture the essentials of a natural process, and make it work for as long as possible for his own convenience.
And this is me with a blanket on top of the heater and that is my dog sharing the hot blanket. A good example of how we capture the heat with the blanket and stay warm the whole December day.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A puzzle beyond logic

Why do directors cast middle aged men as romantic leads? That too opposite a teen?
Was just watching a musical. This clearly not young, not romantic looking man is shown watching a girl bathing in a water fall. This actor was doing his best to look enamoured by 'the vision" traipsing in water.
I mean, is it possible for an actor that age to pull it off? why do these actors rehash feelings that they may have probably felt decades before?
And it was not meant to be comical. We are supposed to believe that this "young man" is in the throes of passion.

A successful romantic hero is one whose image can encapsulate the stuff a woman's dream is made of.
This person clearly wasn't that material and he was middle aged. He won't sell.
Stranger still was the moment in the movie when the girl catches him watching her. For some reason she is transfixed.
But she, actually pulled it off.