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Monday, December 17, 2012

The Secret & The Tree, The Tao of Gizmo

The Tao of We

"Sometimes we are the secret, and sometimes we are the tree."

Moonrise Kingdom
A loose discussion in May prompted by Moonrise Kingdom made me utter this thought:  Sometimes we are the secret, and sometimes we are the tree. Moonrise Kingdom illustrates the case where we are both: the confidence and the confidant.

It jostles slightly that it was no tree after all. Memory failed. It was a portion of stone building in In the Mood for Love that I pulled the analogy from. But the idea remains: Sometimes we are the secret, sometimes we are the tree.

Wong & Doyle mesmerize

Sometimes we are both. Sometimes we are neither. In the Tao of Gizmo, the aim is to eschew the cases where we are knowingly neither and knowingly want neither to be.


A few months ago, I went into the ocean with someone wearing a Gizmo shirt.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

You Don't Want What You Want

The ones you don't want want you.
The ones you want, they may as well be mirages.

In the world of smoke and mirrors, it's hard to know or believe anything is real.

And increasingly, I live a delicate mix of grain of salt and faith in humanity. It seems a taxing way to carry on. Transitory, temporary, situational. But we trudge on.

We all trudge on. We make do, make happy, make life, make love. In some fashion or other. By some means or other.

Friends and acquaintances often tell me they want things they think they can't have. I interpret that as

Sunday, December 02, 2012

We Are The Champions

And the girls all say, "Doo, doo-doo . . ."

Feature* wrapped.  Returns done.  Two straight weeks with only a break for the holiday.  Once the equipment was back on the Pana Hollywood receiving dock, I drove away and all I could feel was like singing "Walking on Sunshine" (by Katrina and the Waves).

Then Queen's "We Are The Champions" came on the radio and it felt like an anthem.