Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the sweet couple who celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary by finally taking some wedding photos. Just a heartwarming story about two people who stuck it out 3/4 of a century together and the ones who wanted to do something special for them. So lovely!
Well, even if the only photos that you took this week were accidental pocket selfies, Friday has come! And you know what that means: It’s time to grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage (pumpkin spice is totally allowed) and check out another “5 Things.” Enjoy!
1) Starting off with a good jam for your Friday morning: Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Instanity.” The lyrics and music from 1996 hold up surprisingly well. This is also one of my favorite music videos of all time. Probably because of the “Dancing on the Ceiling” vibes.
2) Speaking of music from the 90’s, Paula Cole recently did an interview about how her hit song “Where Have the Cowboys Gone?” was misconstrued. I find this fascinating because I was a teenager when the song came out and was able to discern that the lyrics were very tongue-in-cheek. Even if the mere fact that she performed at Lilith Fair didn’t give it away. One note: Not a big fan of this particular song. My favorite of her catalogue is actually “I don’t Want to Wait.”
3) A sculptor recently made an art installation of 77 concrete crosses on a Scottish church. It’s a really beautiful work not to mention a great way to encompass their diverse congregation.
4) Someone recently recommended the Anime series Violet Evergarden to me for the story and the artistic animation. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of Anime but I absolutely love a great story. I ended up watching all of Season 1 in a week. Violet is a former soldier whose capacity to feel emotions is stunted by her past. After the war, she takes a job writing letters for people to learn about feelings and especially the concept of love. Her clients help her by imparting their stories and she helps them far beyond the letters that she types. Note: This is one deserves a tissue warning because I tend to cry during every episode. However, the storytelling is incredibly beautiful and worth the watch if you can stomach some Anime. And, even though there is no Season 2 currently available, the companion movie (also available on Netflix) does fill in some story gaps in a very satisfying way. Highly recommended!
5) Fittingly, Captain Kirk finally made it into space at the age of 90. While, yes, I believe that “space tourism” is using money where it could better serve one elsewhere (a few solid gold toilets, perhaps… ha!), this story struck me as interesting. One has to admire William Shatner for still not being afraid to take risks into his 90s. That’s pretty cool!
Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!