Yesterday the cloudy and rainy afternoon made for lovely escape into the world of cinema. I have always enjoyed the unusual movies that feature Julie Delpy. She has an ethereal, almost vulnerable charisma and her natural beauty is absolutely stunning. Appearing almost always with minimal makeup, she is a striking, intellectually sensual blond, impossible to miss in a crowd. "Before Sunrise" and the sequel, "Before Sunset", are on my top ten absolutely favorite movies of all time list, which now will include the splendid little gem of a movie called "2 Days In Paris". Watching it yesterday was a treat in every way. Julie not just starred in it, but she directed it and produced it as well, showing her absolute, multifaceted talent. The plot is simple, yet deep, dealing with the clash of two cultures, the problems of relationships and the big question; do we really know the person we are involved with? Does their past matter to us? Do we need to know about it? Eventually, it leaves us to ponder whether all that is really of importance, if we truly love someone. Love should ultimately be enough.
Weather-vise, this Sunday turned out to be a bit of everything. It was very windy, cloudy, with some sunshine here and there. Overall, just your typical late spring day in Scandinavia. The natives here would tell you that the wind is good as it keeps the air clean. Although I hate the wind, I must admit they are right in that respect. The quality of the air here is pristine. It should be bottled and exported, the Scandinavians would make a fortune.
My clematis is growing and it did benefit greatly from all the rain that fell this week. Now it longs for some sun and so do I. Lets hope it will come back again soon.
Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers out there, including mine.