i started a 500 days countdown 450 days back after i watched the movie 500 days of summer. it always amuses me to looked back at things that happened a year ago and i think about the things that have changed around me. so it got me thinking and i decided to see what will happen if i kept a tab of this time. so i know why things changed and how they changed and in hope that something truly magical would happen at the end of these 500 days. yea, i tend to find a little drama and add a bit fantasy in life. what the use of living if you can let imagination have it's way.
more than the countdown, another aspect of the movie fascinates me. here is a description of summer by the narrator: "the girl, summer finn of shinnecock, michigan, did not share this belief. since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. the first was her long dark hair. the second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing."
let me explain. i wanted to cut something off. something of an emotional relevance. it was upsetting me. but it was something i had to do. instead of dealing with my head, i decided to cut my nails. my long reasonably well-kept lady-like feature. after i cut them all into an awfully unfeminine juvenile form, i thought to myself, this will grow again. and i suddenly remembered summer's description... the eloquently-speaking community will call this an epiphany. i realized it's a human tendency to mimic an emotional feeling we experience into a physical menial activity.
there is a funny coincidence i just found out. my countdown began on the 8th of november 2009. tom meet summers for the first time on the 8th of january. interesting isn't it?
one more thing, i remember mentioning it in one of my previous posts. oh well, i do not want to mention that again. anyway if you've managed to reach the end of this post, please put in a word, share an experience, dissimilar the better, we'd have something to talk about. maybe you should start a countdown... or find a letter in upper case in this post.