“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d;”

One of the best movies I’ve ever watched. The movie was well crafted, creatively done and will definitely get into you. It has touched a certain part of me.

Do you have memories you wish you could delete? How can that be done? In this movie, if one isn’t happy and wants to move on.  They can help you and provide that possibility. 

Lately, I’ve been through a lot, frustrations, fear and longing for the peace of mind. Made me want to erase bad memories yet at the same time can’t bear to part with the beautiful ones. How can you erase bad memories and saved good ones only? Sad but this is true, I often have this kind of escapist’s mind. I tend to run away from issues of life, its harsh reality that makes me wander to my own so-called created “world of illusions”.

But then again, back to the reality: What purpose do you think those memories serve? What trials and traumas in your life have been important in your development as a person? One has to learn that these things have its purpose. This will actually make you stronger, learn from the mistakes. Anyway, those memories were just a part of us and we need not dwell on it too much. Capitalize on it; make it as a guide on how to deal with life or something like it.

It only boils down on the truth that we cannot delete bad memories in moments of weakness. Those unpleasant echoes of failure, frustrations and happiness will always be there. Maybe, yes you can erase someone or something from your mind but getting it out of your mind is another story.

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Number 23, this is the second Jim Carrey movie that I really liked.  It has a very interesting story.  Well, the story captivated the character’s obsession about the number 23.  It all started when his wife gave him a novel.  Finding many coincidences with his own life, and he decides to find the author, believing the story is about him. His further investigation discloses a mysterious situation that makes him more paranoid.  Slowly, with danger to himself and to his family, he closes in on the truth that the author was really him. 

I really loved the movie but I wasn’t really jumping out with how the director ended and gave out the twist.  I have kind of expected that the twist at the end of the story.  But what I really liked was the strong performance of Jim Carrey. 

Anyway, I have decided to make this write up because I have a slight common observation like Jim.  I have written this observation last 2006.  Here it goes.   

For the past few years, I have consistently noticed that I always see these times of the day 00:00, 2:22, 4:44 etc.  (I’m used to the military time or 24-hour).  Well, this thought was just passed on to me by a friend.  Back then, he would usually see these things very often and that makes it weird.  He’d jokingly explain the possible reason for it and I totally disregarded the deranged hypothesis.  Since then, I have experienced or should I say, I became unconsciously conscious to this major observation.  

At first, you might react and say, “So what’s so special with that.   It’s just repetitive and so what. “ What’s peculiar is this, for the past few days, I have been seeing 11:11 more often than the other combinations. (As a matter of fact, I’ve seen it for the last three days straight.)

Eleven is a close number to me.  First, it’s the sum of the month and day of my birth.  Two of my former prospects were born on the 11th of the month.  I used to like the eleventh letter of the alphabet.

Probably, you might say that I’m just thinking non-sense today.  Trying to come up with another story to write and waste my not-so-boredom Saturday night.  Don’t think that I’m neurotic or something.  But this contemplation has been with me for the longest time.   

Is this another off-your-rocker idea?  Not really!  Am I just trying to over-analyze the things that are happening in my life?  Hope not.  Is this just filler for the month? Hell no.   

I’d just like to unravel this mystery, answer one-of-my-thousand useless questions and make use of my brain cells that are starting to die from nothingness that I have become. And I just hope that when the time comes that I discover the reason behind all of these things, I wouldn’t end up a lunatic, psychotic killing person that I think I am capable of being. Just kidding!