Monday, April 21, 2008

Roaming thoughts

Last night I watched the movie Crash.

If you have not seen it, may I recommend that you do see it. I knew this movie would prohibit sleep. It is an unbelievable movie. Dare I say one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time. Possibly the best movie I have ever seen. So well done by the writers and producers to the performances by the actors/actresses. It is a truly ugly movie. And just when you think it can't get any uglier, it does. My hand was over my mouth many times, but no tears fell. It was a provocative movie. It makes me ponder my place in the world. It makes me think about race and my perceptions of race in a raw unadulterated way. If you have not seen it, do.

Secondly, Marlee of Marlee's Rant deleted her blog on Saturday night. I read her daily and missed her last week when she was gone. I was scrambling when I went to her blog and found it had been deleted. She has another blog where she posted her explanation for deleting Marlee's Rant. She deleted Marlee's Rant, in my opinion, because blogging for her had lost the intent, the intent to write. Instead, as it often does, it turns into a popularity contest. How many comments define your worth as a blogger. While I won't deny that I love comments, and my original intent of starting my own blog was, and still remains, my compulsion to write. Sometimes I am eloquent, elegant and down right erudite. The words flow effortessly from my brain to my fingertips in a symphony of words. Other times the words fail to come, it is as if the words are hitting a road block in the myelin of my brain.

So to Marlee, I respect your decision. I hope you will continue to share stories of Snacks and Sissy at Running from Martha.


3XMom said...

I also LOVED Crash. So well done.
On blogging - I have to say more and more I am doing it kind of as a scrapbook. Eventually I will use one of the available programs that let you make a book of your blog. I think it will be cool to have for my kids when they get older.

lisa marie said...

I always hate to lose bloggie friends. :0( Loved Crash!

HRH said...

I am so glad to know where to find Marlee. She is one of my favorite reads.

Caffeine Court said...

I can't get into the game of competing for comments. It's a fun hobby, but when it gets competitive, it kind of takes the joy away.