Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on that and it was the most free'ing decision I've ever made. Maybe i'll go back to it eventually but now i'm able to focus on my other passions. The things I wanted to do "Once I finish, someday." I learned what I didn't like and what didn't work. Now it's time to figure out what I do want and what does.
Mini- Vegetarian: Luiz Antonio: Why He Doesn't Want to Eat Octopus (English)
This lil guy pleads a very convincing case for not eating animals.
Translated to English:
Luiz: This octopus isn't real right?
Luiz: Then alright. He doesn't speak and he doesn't have a head right?
Mom:He doesn't have a head these are only the copped little legs of the octopus
Luiz: huh but.. is he head in the sea?
It is at the fish market
Luiz: The man chopped it..? Like this? (chopping motions)
Yes he did
So we can eat it. otherwise we'd have to swallow it all.
Luiz: But why?
So we can eat it, love. Just like a cow is chopped, a chicken is chopped.
Luiz: Ah.. the chicken. no. Nobody eats chicken!
Nobody eats chicken?
Luiz: No.. those are animals!
So lets eat the gnocchi? Eat the potato then?
Luiz: Err. Just the potato and just the rice
Luiz: Octopus are animals
Luiz: All of them are animals - fish are animals, octopus are animals, chicken are animals, cows are animals, pigs are animals,
Luiz: So when we eat animals they die
So we can eat, love.
Luiz: Why.. do they die? I don't like that they die. I like that they stay standing up. (happy)
Ok. Alright. So we're not gonna eat it anymore, ok?
Luiz: Ok! These animals, you gotta take care of them, and not eat them!
The shining is one of those movies that the people who only see it once won't appreciate. If you go into hearing that 'it's scary' you'll be disappointed. It's not your typical horror movie. It's not your typical - movie movie. It's just weird in a way that is hard to put your finger on. It's a movie with a lot of layers.
It's an example of a weird type of paranoia- questioning- is there a hidden meaning or isn't there? Are you just reading too much into it and seeing things or was it intentional? This is also a great example in that it definitely has some hidden meanings but also brings some vagueness since the director is dead and can't verify if they are his intention or coincidence or just accidental.
The idea that he filmed the hallways and blueprints of the hotel being 'impossible' is definitely true. It invokes a type of sub-conscious confusion in that we realize there is something 'wrong' with the orientation but…
With blogger you are able to control which posts are private (saved as drafts) and which you actually post. About two year ago I went through this blog and took off anything that wasn't "Vinci-related" which was more than half the contents. I've also used this blog as a quazi-journal, slash place to post lyrics and other things that even If I didn't post publicly I kept as drafts to remember something.
Since i'm winding down/ up towards publishing my book - which almost means publishing all the stuff that didn't get included, which out numbers it 1000 fold - I figured this would be a good place to start.
This blog was following along with the writing process and the trials and tribulations I was going through at the time - which ironically were exactly what I would NOT post. But since I finally feel that I can look at those as being 'past' rather than something that is still apart of me - it's more interesting than embarrassing. I feel a lit…