|From the Film, The Agony and the Ecstasy, starring Rex Harrison and Charlton Heston|
My reason for not writing was... well... I was writing.
I was writing my master's thesis. And I just turned it in last night. Who know's what the committee is going to say about it. But I am taking this moment to just be thankful that I made the decision to complete that task. I am so glad that I finished that stretch of road. IT SUCKED! But now, there is a moment of euphoria (like I've just gone to the bathroom after holding it for six months!).
This actually links to the image above. Here's how:
I've never really paid attention to the face of the David statue. I admit it, I was enthralled by his stone booty. I was aware of his front netherparts (I was a crass little kid when I first saw it, and he was naked, and Goonies had that scene about "that's my mom's favorite part!"), and all that, but mostly I remember being enthralled by his butt. I looked like a really really white butt!
The other day I was watching The Agony and the Ecstasy, and in the beginning of the movie they give a brief history of Michelangelo's life and art, and at that point, there is a slow pan around the statue. I got a chance to look at his face -- at what Michelangelo captured -- such concentration, a little terror, and yet determination. At least that's what I saw.
It made me think about my thesis. I wonder if the face that was on the statue of David was the face I made when I started typing. Now, I don't think I slayed a giant. But I do feel like I took one on when I began. And now that it's turned in, all that's left are the final revisions. I honestly don't care how many there are. I completed this part.
Sarah - keep going. What you are saying is important.
Kao - I'm proud of you finishing this, in your "artistic gramma" way. I am so glad I had the experience of your love and "sing it girl"!
Scott - Wow. Just wow. Doing what I've done makes me THAT much more proud of what you are doing.
There are more, but these three needed to be called out.