ManFriend and I went crazy on the weekend and saw three movies. And one of them was even at the cinema. That’s pretty out there, I know, and you’re probably all thinking, ‘those crazy kids’.
But for us, it was unusual because we normally watch movies (on dvd) during the week, and are really crap at going to the movies. It’s not a giant tv thing, because we don’t have a giant tv, but it’s just, well, probably just laziness.
Anyway, we saw Inception, Crazy Heart, and Departures. And without giving spoilers, the thing tying them together is the search for calm. Not calmness – the state of being calm – but calm itself.
I’m not easily stressed, yet I can’t imagine anyone describing me as calm. (Mind you, as a few editors have discovered along the way, just because I’m easy-going doesn’t make me a pushover.)
ManFriend’s mum is calm – something I attribute to all the yoga she does – yet my friend Ruthstar is a yoga teacher and is wonderfully excitable.
So, is being calm something you need, or is having occasional bouts of calmness enough? And can you have a bout of calmness, since a bout is a period of intense activity, emotion or illness?