Thursday, April 1, 2010

You Fool!

My kids watch this anime movie called Porco Rosso by Hiyao Miyazaki fairly frequently. For any one who hasn't seen it, you should watch it. Really. It's a lighthearted tale about a guy who is cursed somehow to look like a pig. There's this other character who is in love with him, but he doesn't think he can be lovable because he's a pig. So, he pretty much ignores any opportunity to have romance with her. The point of this ramble is that my favorite line in the whole thing is the girl watching him fly away (he's a sea plane pilot) and she whispers under her breath, "You fool."

It's hard to tell if she's talking about him for leaving or herself for hoping he would stay. I feel that way sometimes. Like the world is crazy for not recognizing my amazing talent or I'm crazy for thinking I'm that cool. Maybe it's a little of both.

I think the fact that it's April Fools Day has got me thinking this way. It's not something I really ever participate in. I think about it sometimes, but never end up doing anything. Unlike the weather. Geesh. Mother Nature is pulling the ultimate April Fools Day on me. My kids were playing in the backyard without a coat yesterday and now, there is almost a foot of snow. Oh well.

There really isn't a significant point to all this. Just that I'm feeling a little unbalanced. We'll see how the day goes.

Try not to have too much fun. Either at your own expense or someone else's.

1 comment:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I think the weather has been practicing April Fool's day jokes all year! :-)