Thursday, June 29, 2006

A bit Woody in the KJ World

Ever watch Kal Ho Naa Ho? I did, partially. The first hour of it. Didn’t bother with the other two CDs. Anyway, I noticed something which hasn’t quite panned out into any deduction as yet. KJ actually bothered to thicken and inhabit that wall between his perfect botox worlds – those plasti-icky interiors and the gaudy exteriors. And so, the porches received butts, the windows a peek or two, and the streets…well, some disco on taxis. It was as though Woody Allen had moved to Jersey (it is a bizarre world we are talking about, after all!) for a day. On the other hand, KJ overstayed his welcome…and the rest of the time it was all about [to] love…
…is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But, then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy, therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness… I hope you're getting this down.
(W. Allen, Love and Death)


Api said...

oh, neurotic woody... and his infamous quote...

Anonymous said...

Oh, look. It's Boris.

Boris, what happened?

- I got screwed.

- How?

I don't know. Some vision said I was going to get pardoned, and they shot me.

You were my one great love.

Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm dead.

- What's it like?
- What's it like? You know the chicken at Tresky's restaurant?

- Yeah.
- It's worse.

Worse than the chicken at Tresky's.

Oh, well, life must go on.

The last traces of the shimmering dusk are setting behind the quickly darkening evening, and it's only noon. Soon we shall be covered by wheat.

Did you say wheat?


Wheat. I'm dead, they're talking about wheat. The question is, have I learned anything about life?

Only that human beings are divided into mind and body. The mind embraces all the nobler aspirations, like poetry and philosophy, but the body has all the fun. The important thing, I think, is not to be bitter. You know, if it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. I think the worst you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. If you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean.

The key here, I think, is to not think of death as an end, but think of it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your expenses.

Regarding love...You know, what can you say? It's not the quantity of your sexual relations that count. It's the quality. On the other hand, if the quantity drops below once every eight months, I would definitely look into it. Well, that's about it for me, folks. Goodbye.

[The Wheat Scene from LOVE AND DEATH (1975) by W.A.]