Tuesday, February 2, 2010

That Place

So my friend Nader and I went to the book fair today and ended up buying loads of...stuff including 7 vintage national geographic magazines!

We were having that talk about things that make you nostalgic for a place/someone/feeling you love but you don't know. I don't know about him, but speaking for myself;


Certain forms of art make me yearn for that place that is only in my head...a place that I don't know...that has no form or location...it's just a place that I know is better.
A lot better for that matter.


A place where I know I am going to be happier, my eyes would shine with life and my face just bright with positivity. But that place could be sad, too- because sadness was never a bad thing...I don't think sadness is a bad thing. Samson by Regina Spektor sends me there. It makes me want something that I have no definition for. And songs by Fairuz...the way she sounds has that aspect of utopia to it. Same goes for Kundera's words and how he uses the perfect combination of words to beautifully paint a detailed picture.


I think it's in all forms of art that people try to communicate- or manifest- that place they dream of, or that feeling to the rest of the world. And they try to do that in a language or through a medium that the rest of the world is to understand- or at least try to.


If only we disregard all things material and rid ourselves of the attachment to all things mundane..if only we realize the divinity within us...it wouldn't be so hard to understand then- only then.

27 comments:

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

I can't believe how you manage to describe this so well! I think you really need to be a writer.
Well, you are a writer.

This made me feel a bit better as well since I'm dealing with a copycat at the moment, someone rude and not very good at what they do - except disturbing my peace. That worked.

♥ mt blog.afiori.com

Little Lovables said...

such a lovely grouping of images and wonderful thoughts.

I agree, sadness isn't always a bad thing. There is a therapeutic and self-actualization process with it. Besides, one can't know happiness without sadness!

Randi Lee said...

Hands down one of my favorite posts ever. LOVE the last statement. You're brilliant. You put feelings and ambiguity so beautifully and clearly into words. You have a beautiful gift, my friend!

Caro said...

Love the mail box picture.

Winnie said...

Fantastic.

One of my most awe inspiring moments was when I went to the Orangerie gallery in Paris where they house the curved Monet water lily paintings. It was such a peaceful and humbling experience. Breathtakingly beautiful.

scribbler said...

Dang!!!!!!! That was amazing!!! I had never really thought about it like that before. I feel so inspired! Thank you :)

Erimentha said...

*buzzing with inspiration now!* thanks for sharing so much!

xxx

Elizabeth Marie said...

This is gorgeous, Sara.

Shokoofeh said...

Amazing post, girl! Amazing!

Vivi said...

When I am going to be able to read your novel?

Keep writing... you are a natural!

Love,

xxx

The Childlike empress said...

what a lovely post, it reminded me of a song i love which has some of the lyrics...

theres a secret path i follow to a place no one can find,
where i meet my perfect someone i've kept hidden in my mind
well my heart makes my decisions
until my dream becomes a vision

chicknamedhermia said...

Really well written, Sara!!! You've hit the metaphorical nail on the head!

Iva said...

Sara this is beautiful!! love the last image!!

Intuition. said...

campus needs editors, why don't you apply?

Ju said...

Very well put Sara. I have few places in my mind that I feel nostalgic sometimes and I haven't been there either.

Nader said...

Sara, I can't believe how close you got to putting that feeling into words...you're magnificent! :-)

Kat said...

lovely. :)

Jess said...

I've given you another award lol check it out xx

pearl. said...

You have such a lovely style of writing. I agree, art is such a good way of communicating ideas that can't be expressed in words and to discover how you are truly feeling inside.
Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
Pearl xo

Leaflet said...

:))

always have that place .. its nice to have that gateway in ur head and in the art or the world that is outside..

ali said...

Your too sweet. I miss you guys too, but I've always wanted to be a journalist, so this is practice for me and who knows what will happen. :)
Look at all your followers girl, you get more and more popular each day. Well your blog is beautiful and magical and lovely.
Hugs, ali

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a lovely way of putting it. I have had certain moments of deja vu too, where I couldn't quite put my finger on why I felt nostalgic or why I couldn't remember something that felt so familiar.

Perhaps it is a place from our dreams? Or a place from our childhood that we were simply too young to register? Who knows. The mystery is more magical, perhaps.

elledee said...

what lovely photos! the mailbox makes me happy

Kym said...

all these different forms of art and expressions just amaze me... there is so much talent out there :) p.s - you like those chocolates huh?! ;P

bananas. said...

you are amazing with words, sara! you thanked me for my post...now it's my turn to thank you. love that last quote...

"rid ourselves of the attachment to all things mundane" = love that.

erin meagan said...

beautiful.

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...

I agree with all the effusive praise above, a magically realist post, and I do love those last lines.
Going to listen to some Fairuz on your recommendation..