Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The girl who wore ORANGE - Nearly

If you don't like something, change it. 
If you can't change it, change your attitude
I was going to write a post about the 'The girl who wore orange (Christian Lacroix pants to chase away the winter blues).' But I watched 'Slumdog Millionaire' first. Full of orange and yellow and every bright colour in the rainbow. It's about ATTITUDE. And Luck. And Love. A winner. 1 in much more than a million. Too much for me for tonight.

My flippant Paris Episode on that girl who wore orange will have to wait for tomorrow. Can't do flippant straight after sad (insert more appropriate word here, I'm speechless), whether shrouded in a happy ending or not...

I share the same opinion as Maya Angelou. Normally, I'd concentrate on making my own world full of sunshine. At worst that makes us one less household to worry about on a global scale and at best maybe even an inspiration for others who in turn can inspire even more others, sort of like the butterfly effect... But tonight, that sunshiney world just feels like a very very inconsequential drop in that huuuuge ocean that we're all part of.

Full of gratitude that my messmonsters are tucked up safe and warm with cuddles and laughter, and they only want to kill each other once a day. Hopefully they will have 'enough' around and within them to have grown out of that by adulthood ;-)
Better go nurse the attitude so it comes back tomorrow
in full flippant force!
A domani


  1. Sounds like your day may have been a bit like mine. Cheers! and looking forward to a bright & Shiny future!

  2. Slumdog's a great movie, but it is a bit of a Wake Up, have you been following the press about the child actors at all? - it's mostly sad.

  3. I have'nt seen the movie myself yet,sounds like I need to.Sometimes I need a good attitude adjustment and be Grateful for what I have and not want more.Thank you for this reminder.I like Maya Angelou's saying.

  4. Ange, Slumdog had the same effect on me. The Man couldn't believe I actually cried in the theatre, but I couldn't help myself. It was just unjust.

    I try to be upbeat and look at the glass half full and most times I succeed. I do have days like this one where the duldrums are a little harder to chase away, but I still try to wave my arms and make the woes take cover.

    Love the quote - Maya Angelou is wonderful, isn't she? And so are you, my dearie!

  5. I still have yet to see that film. I've wanted to, but I've dreaded it a little bit, too. I do that a lot with films that I want to see but that I know will tear me apart! I WILL see this, though.

    I'll admit to looking forward to the girl who wore orange post!

    xo Gigi

  6. Hey Ange
    I can't agree more... I watched Slumdogs just the other week and was left feeling heart sad... although ultimately uplifting I struggle to watch anything that has children in a vulnerable's just heartbreaking.. now having said that I also think it was an excellent movie.. but can quite understand it takes a day or two to break into chirpy again... see you soon... xx Julie

  7. I lived in Kenya for two years and saw faces much likes those in your pictures almost every day while living there. What amazed me was the spirit of a people who were so opressed and yet they could live above that. They had a spirit which overcame even the worst of tragedies. We must do what we can to help such beautiful people. LOVED your post.

  8. Hi Ange, I think the thing about Slumdog is the amazing story about life and chance and hope, and then there is the hopelessness too, and the reality for those kids. Ultimately I loved the movie though, and the soundtrack is great. xx

  9. I have yet to see the film, I must buy the DVD.

    I agree with and after having spent a year living in Mumbai, it made me realise just how lucky we are and should take a leaf out of their book as the Indians are always so positive and their beliefs so strong.

    Leeann x

  10. ~gratitude much that we have compared to some...we saw slumdog last summer i was left very sad is hard to watch children enduring the things they did throughout that movie...atleast your only want to kill eachother once a day...sometimes ours are in constant battle! brightest blessings~

  11. Sometimes it's hard to be entertaining when the real world is so full pain and injustice. To recognize that and post about your feelings makes us stop and be consciously grateful for the beauty of our lives. So while this may not be an "inspirational" post it is a moving and thought provoking one.
    Thank you.

  12. Lovely post Ange; tu écris bien.

  13. My friend from Bangladesh told me not to see it. She knows how sensitive I am, and she said "Love, it will kill you." So I didn't see it.

    Perhaps that's very head-in-the-sand of me, but I choose to send prayers and positive/healing energy to world as much as possible - and watching any kind of suffering just cripples me.

  14. A wonderful movie, we need to be shaken up now and again, and this certainly does that. Those blessed little faces break your heart dont they.

  15. I haven't seen this movie and imagine I would be rather overwhelmed by it. My G'parents spent their whole lives in India giving of themselves to the lovely people there...they are my heroes.
    Thanks for this post Ange. Looking forward to your next one.


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