A recurring theme in the film is nostalgia. Here's a memorable quote:
"Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present... the name for this denial is golden thinking - the erroneous notion that a different period is better than the one one's living in. It's a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present. "
Hmm...? What do you think about nostalgia?
Another great quote from the film from Gertrude Stein:
"We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artists job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence."
Congratulations to Woody Allen for such an excellent film.
Any road. Shall we have a journey to meet our famous writers? Like Rob Brydon says:
"It;s only a bit of fun.!"
Who would I like to have met? Wilfred Owen, Thomas Hardy. The Brontes - especially Branwell, Keith Waterhouse, DH Lawrence, Peter Tinniswood, James Herriott, John Seymour, CS Lewis, Hmm...? Who else? RS Thomas, Arthur Conan Doyle, Yeats, James Herbert, H.E Bates.... The list is endless. What about you?
I often look out of my window overlooking the bay and feel like I live in a beautiful oil painting. Remembering the days when we use to visit my grandparents farm and go hay making with the horse and cart, run about in the field full of vegetables, trying to sprinkle salt on rabbits tails and milking the cows by hand. My mum and dad were still relatively young and we had all our lives to hope one day we would live here. Wish I could go back to those days. Think that's why I like vintage tractors and old time farming, There's nothing wrong with nostalgia, is there?