Welcome back to Blog 3.
I’m just going to ramble again for a bit. Airports are strange and weird places. It’s a hub of people coming and going, rushing to get where they need to be. I watched this great video about 8 months ago by SuperEyePatchWolf about liminal spaces and I always found airports to be kinda liminal. There’s nothing permanent about them. Random echoey voices ring out across hallways and concourses with people focused exclusively on what’s in front of them, not what’s around them.
I don’t travel much, and fly even less, so the whole process is still shiny and new to me. I kinda like the whole ordeal, even though I hate dealing with security and the baggage and fighting over outlets. It makes me feel like a side character in somebody else’s journey to wherever they’re going. It’s a cool concept. I like it.
I’ve seen a decent amount of traveling-oriented movies and the one that’s rattling around in my head right now is a little picture called Before Sunrise. I’ve never been the biggest Ethan Hawke fan, but this movie sold me on his acting skill. Julie Delpy, on the other hand, was a total unknown to me and I absolutely fell in love with her during this movie. My fiance and I watched it on Monday night and we both adored it. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out.
Where are you going?
I’m headed to Charleston, South Carolina for my second brother’s graduation from high school. It’ll be the first time I’ve seen most of my siblings in a year. I’m excited to see how everybody’s doing. I don’t think I’ll get the chance to watch any movies while I’m there, so I left my precious movie notebook at home. It feels like I’m missing something because I’ve taken it on a few different trips with me since I’ve gotten it.
I have been getting back into reading over the past couple of months. I’ve built up a decent list of recommendations including Hyperion, Lonesome Dove, and Heart Shaped Box. If you want to read something extra creepy and out there, check out House of Leaves. It’s a book that was recommended in that video about liminality. I’ve never read anything like it and I don’t think I ever will. It’s truly unique.
This summer is shaping up to be quite the box office success. Oppenheimer and Barbie are both high up my list with Acorss the Spider-Verse part 1 bringing up the rear. Other things like Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and The Boogeyman have me pretty excited as well. I was a huge Transformers fan as a kid, and the departure of Michael Bay from the franchise has opened the door for retro G1 designs. What are you most excited for? Let me know what you think your favorite movie will be this summer.