flying away with Benjamin

It's been awhile since I've been dazzled by a film like this one. I can't believe it's true, but even after all the Oscar hype I just watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the first time. It was our third movie selection on our new Netflix account, the first being Amelie (which was incredible) and the second being Up (another goodie), and it's kinda tough to call but I think this one was my personal favorite. I loved that they all carried there own distinct life message and that they all touched me in there own sort of way, but this particular quote from Benjamin Button felt like a direct message to me, to my life at this very instance. I think about growth a lot. Who I want to be. What I want to do. I let a lot of opportunities pass because of obligations to my silly waitress job and all the other things that come with life. But as Benjamin uttered those words I began to really digest that fact that we can always change who we are but we can never regain the time we lost. When I look back at 80 will there be anything that I missed? Did I miss my chance to fly away?


hannah said...

aw i love the photos- i need a helmet like that! ill have to check out benjamin button, i never saw it due to the hype, but maybe ill like it!

Lara said...

I liked Benjamin Button a lot. My husband even liked it and he typically stays away from movies like that. But Amelie is of course one of my all time favorite movies. It actually ties for first with Casablanca.

Amanda said...

I rented Benjamin Button from Netflix a few months ago but I never watched it. I think I was too intimidated because I heard it was super long. But I might have to make another attempt at it!

Maria Confer said...

I have yet to see the movie, but now I'm very curious.

These photos are so amazing!! Makes me want to wear flying goggles.

Lulu Letty

Jasmine said...

i love your blog! i found it through chictopia (: i also loved benjamin button! i work at the movie theaters and worked last year on christmas day when this movie came out. my coworker and i got off early so we watched it, and it was amazing! it made me cry a little towards the end (:

i am definitely a follower now!!

Jen said...

i'm in love with those photographs, stunning. :) and Benjamin Button was such a fantastic movie. i love that quote. that movie had me on the edge of my seat.

betz said...

this movie is really moving! and that's my fave line. so inspiring. we can't put age to our dreams.


Django et Coco said...

Gorgeous photographs! This girl make me miss my freckles, I use to be full of them little but they disappeared as I grew older...!

(How I wish netflix was available in Canada! than I could watch and rewatch all those beautiful movies)

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Li. said...

Ohh, your blog is so cute! I know you from flickr and I always like your photos and outfits...
I'm a follower now and I'll link you in my blog. :)
best wishes from Brazil! :)

Noelle Chantal said...

very inspiring quote. and well written post. Amelie is one of my fave movie. very refreshing and i esp like the message the movie brings. i know what you mean, i often think about the same things and i agree that we can always ALWAYS change who we are but can never regain the time lost.

hope you had a wonderful day! great post! :)

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Mamushka Marie said...

Amelie is my all time favorite movie of ALL TIME...! i too am inspired by film...my boyfriend teases me sometimes because we could be watching a movie and on the edge of our seats with anticipation as to what comes next and i'll pipe up and say "OH I LOVE HER OUTFIT!" heehee :)

Jeni said...

I've just found your blog and thank you for creating something so unique and interesting, it's so refreshing!

I think Benjamin Button is my favourite movie of last year, it made me cry and Cate Blanchett looks stunning in it.


Bee Tea said...

The first photo is my favorite; i love her long red hair.
Amelie is also one of my favorite movies!
Her view on life improves one's mood just by watching it.
Maybe you should try out Delicatessen by the same director, but it is much darker (still cute-ish).