Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Like Peas and Carrots
I am the type of person who loves to watch movies that I love, over and over. Actually, I don't really watch them more than twice... I just play them. I play them while I clean, while I sweep, vacuum (yes, I vacuum!) dust, fold laundry (a rare occurrence now thanks to The Laundry Lady!) and in general chase behind my children, attempting to straighten my shabby but chic - if I do say so myself - little house.
Because I am of an artsy sort of temperament - all senses alert at all times - I can't just watch any movie any day. Movies go with Seasons to me. Some these season/film combos have come to be joined because of the season that I actually watched the movie in i.e - Under the Tuscan Sun falls in the Indian Summer category because I went to see it on my birthday. Some of the combinations are a result of the season portrayed in the movie itself; Love Actually = Winter/Christmas. You've Got Mail can go Fall (bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils) or Spring (daises are the friendliest flower) depending on my mood.
This summer, at least so far, the movie that is on constant repeat in the DVD player is is Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. All the women glistening in the southern Louisiana heat, the lake cabin, summer dances, and sunflowers make this a summertime movie to me. I am in the middle of a lake-house project for work and my mind keeps going back to the Ya-Ya houses -the big southern homes, the time worn cabin,- the rich sunset drenched colors and how history danced all around the characters, playing tricks on their eyes and their memories.
So my question is - does anyone else associate certain movies with certain seasons? Or is this one of my stranger quirks... I anxiously await your comments!