Why start New Year watching Out of Africa?
Most people spend the first day of the year lying on the sofa, after an evening of uncontrolled eating, dancing and drinking.
It is the most appropriate day for making resolutions, for choosing what habits we want to change. It is not the day to look back, instead it is the day to look forward and make decisions. Once I read that if you want to change a habit, you have to behave in a different way almost 21 days straight. ?After that, the new behavior becomes a rutine.
I did not choose the New Year Concert from Vienna, this year conducted by Zubin Mehta, neither ski jumping that I never know where are held. I do not know exactly why I wanted to watch for the nth time Out of Africa.
It is too slow, my sons would say, they are used to other topics. Anyway, I love how it starts: ? I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills? with Meryl Streep?s wavering voice. Landscapes seen in the film and the soundtrack touch me and some dialogues make me think. The sense of ownership that she has: ?my limoge, my kikuyus,..?. Or another sentence when she says: ? when gods want to punish you they answer your prayers?. This last idea is the same as ?every rose has a thorn?.
Beautiful first day of the year, beautiful film, no high-minded mission, only one intention: work day to day to make dreams come true. Still there are a lot to do in the professional project that support this blog and which is stuck.
I encourage all people reading these lines to have an open mind and an open heart to live all the things year 2015 brings to you.
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