Seeing La Grande Bellezza this Friday was such a great opening to the weekend. A friend took me there and I had no idea what to expect, but I absolutely loved everything about this film - it had everything that a great Italian movie should have.
To add to the surprise was the theater that we went to - seemingly converted fron a 19th century Sephardic temple, with all its splendid Moorish details. I couldn’t believe I’ve never been there!
Drinking wine with gnocci at half-empty Taralucci and talking about everything till 2am was just a perfect ending. I also got to meet a friend’s bf who apparently worked at my old company and used the system that my team built! Hearing him say good things about it was probably the best compliment I’ve ever heard!
This city never ceases to throw these amazing and beautiful surprises at me.
***New York Obscura Society Event: ”Five Billion Years of Solitude”
Despite ever-advancing technology in the quest to find life within the great cosmic sea, Earth remains strikingly alone. Does this mean we are somehow special, unique? Or are we simply going about our search all wrong?
Lee Billings, author of Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars, joins the New York Obscura Society March 9 to share the latest discoveries in the search for Earth-like planets and the trials and tribulations facing the pioneers of the field. While delving into the hopes and dreams placed on the vast universe that lies beyond our own galaxy, we’ll also evaluate our life here on Earth, for now the only habitable planet we’ve got.
PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE
Presented by Atlas Obscura at Standard Toy Kraft
722 Metropolitan Ave, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, March 9 - Doors at 7:30pm; Talk begins at 8:00
$20 each - Advance Tickets Highly Recommended - Cash Bar
Could not find anyone to go with me, and now I have an extra ticket.
I am unable to find the right thing to do and say at the right moment, and I’ve let someone I care probably the most about down.
But even thinking about it as all about myself is a selfish form of self pity.
There is no way out.
For a great many people, in the past and in the present, it is hard to resist the thrill of war fever, the excitement of ‘seriousness,’ and the call of history—the romance of the iceberg even as it sinks the boat.