I’ve been on a slight break from reading The Immortalists, but I have been re-reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and I highly recommend it! It’s a really interesting look at how we come to our decisions and actions internally, with such a narrow view of the situation. I’ve been reading so much fiction in the last six months that a nice psychology book is a good break for me!
Last night, we went to see Thoroughbreds and it was super interesting! I was riveted the entire time. I really like movies that have layers for their characters: to me, there’s nothing worse than a boring, one-dimensional character. For example, I feel like too many main characters these days are just really nice, good people. Like the character of the pretty, nice, genuine girl who always has people’s best interest at heart. Like, that’s nice, but I want some depth! One of my favorite characters is Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with the Wind, because she’s such an unreliable narrator. The best scene of hers is when she’s sad because she’s watching a parade below, but she’s in mourning and can’t participate per the rules of society. Her sister-in-law comes in and sees Scarlet crying, and Melanie is like “oh, you’re crying because you’re sad about your beloved!” and she starts crying with her, even though Scarlet is crying because she wants to wear nice dresses and dance with the cute boys. It’s hysterical! Scarlet is like, “I want to die!” and Melanie thinks she’s like the best mourner ever. It’s one of my favorite scenes in that book.
But overall, I like characters with some layers. In reality, people have a lot of motives and a lot of depth. We all have things that are not so great about ourselves, but also things that are redeeming. It’s nice to see that reflected on pages or on screen, and Thoroughbreds does that for me.
It’s official. Josh and I, along with our best friends Erik and Ellie, are officially going to see Childish Gambino in September when he comes to Atlanta! We all love him, but Josh especially is a HUGE FAN, and so is Ellie. It may be the last time he tours as Childish Gambino, and so Josh is STOKED.
Side story: a few years ago, Josh asked me who I most want to see live. I said Adele, and he said Childish Gambino. We saw Adele when she came to Atlanta 1.5 years ago and she was INCREDIBLE. Now, I’m happy that Josh gets to have that experience as well! So we’ve been listening to Childish Gambino, and also the Logic album that dropped out of nowhere. Both amazing.
It’s Sunday, but I’m going to work (I’ll probably be there when you’re reading this) because we’re still in our busy period. Pray for me that my facility wraps up our busy period this week so I can have a weekend day off!
Have a good Sunday!