Week 46, 2017
Definition of Hell
I read an article the other week about regret. One line stood out to me – it was a quote, it went like this:
Definition Of Hell:
“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”
It just stuck with me. I couldn’t shake the words – I kept coming back to them. What is the person I could have become? There was an immediate pit in my belly as to the person I know I could become professionally – the dreams left behind, the roads travelled, the roads left untravelled. Could I have done things better? Can I still do things better?
What do those words do to you when you read them? How do you feel about the person you are now to who you might have become. Do you have dreams left un-touched?
Well, the good news is, there’s still time. None of us is dead yet.
The week that was:
- Australia said YES!!!!! Thank goodness – so we spent bucket loads of money and caused a heap of unnecessary anguish and anxiety to validate what we already knew. The majority of Australian’s support same-sex marriage. Our government really does sux.
- NASA captures amazing photos of Jupiter after successfully completing its eighth flyby
- These sculptures made of trash are seriously incredible. By the talented artist Bordalo II
- Ever wanted to go on an African Safari – but can’t afford the airfare? Well, now you can stream it. Live.
- This is fascinating. I wonder what our world will look like in 100 years.
A sunny day in Vincentia, on the South Coast of NSW
Smashing Pumpkins // 1979
Another retro gem… I love this song.
A perfect coming-of-age song – no matter how old you are.
Perfect driving song too.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
– Bob Marley ―
Murder on the Orient Express
So first off – I’m a HUGE Agatha Christie fan.. I’ve read all the books, watched all the movies and watched every single episode of the TV Show Poirot. So, this movie had big expectations to fill.
Lets talk Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot – so, I didn’t love him.. but it was a solid effort. He didn’t turn Poirot into a caricature, so he gets props for that. The moustache? It’s a solid No from me. It’s not Poirot’s moustache and resembles nothing to the book’s descriptions of it. Tbh, it was actually quite distracting.
The movie is thoroughly enjoyable – but it does have some slow bits that I don’t think was done very well. The 70’s movie version handles the subject a little better and you understand the backstory a little more. For the uninitiated, I think the movie could be quite confusing as to what’s happening and WHY it happens. It feels like they rushed through some of it, perhaps in the editing room afterwards.
The cast? Wow, what an ensemble! The two absolute stand-out’s were Johnny Depp (I know! The last time I’ve liked him in something was Edward Scissorhands!) and Michelle Pfieffer.
The story? It’s a fabulous story and one the greatest murder mysteries ever written in my opinion. So, go and see it. And they set it up so that there will be a sequel – Death on the Nile. My absolute personal favourite Agatha Christie novel. Can’t wait!
So, to recap – I really liked it (didn’t love it) but I LOVE the fact that Agatha Christie is being brought back into this generation. It’s definitely worth a watch.
Have you seen it? What did you think?