While I like to be busy, I also enjoy the occasional lazy day, doing practically nothing. Literally. Not leaving the bed but for food and other…bodily functions. Truthfully, I need one of these days at least once a month, but especially when I’ve been sick for what seems like forever.
So this morning I decided I was going to exert as little energy as possible, because I want to feel better. But I couldn’t just sleep all day so I watched movies: Super Bad, The Other Boleyn Girl and Pan’s Labyrinth; which were all good in their own way.
Super Bad was definitely an awesomely bad, cult classic, coming of age, comedy of errors, staring the lovable losers. Cut and print. I had a few laughs, no desire to see it again.
The Other Boleyn Girl was yet another movie about Henry VIII and his wives, this time focusing on the family and how their ambition was both their downfall and a bittersweet victory.
Pan’s Labyrinth…now that movie was great. Fantasy mixed with realism; a beautiful allegory. It was thrilling and at times frighteningly cold, told in this illusory way, wrapped in an enthralling package…my heart was racing all the way through it and I want to watch again tomorrow.
So there you have it. My day in a nutshell. When was the last time you took a day to just relax?
Pan’s Labyrinth is a fine film, indeed. I love it with all my heart.