Luke Wilson and literature.

Instead of drawing real people, I'm starting with pictures from magazines. This one was tough. I need to work harder on this. But, I did a small amount of stipling with some success, so I got that going for me. Which is nice.

I've been thinking about Stranger Than Fiction a lot lately. I've seen the movie dozens of times and I listen to about 800% more Spoon because of it. My main problem with the movie is that the book she's writing is supposed to be so amazing, when in fact any book that was like the movie would only be good. I'm not saying it wouldn't make a good book, but it wouldn't be as amazing as the plot needs it to be. All the same, I really enjoy the final paragraph of this fictional work:

"As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true. And, so it was, a wristwatch saved Harold Crick."

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Dang, we rented that a few weeks back, watched probably 2/3s of it, then both fell asleep and never saw the end. Is it worth renting again to find out how it ends up?