Friday, August 27, 2010

Think Happy Thoughts...

While I work away on my messes I often pop in a movie to listen to while I work. This past week it was Amelie. Listening to the commentary was really interesting. Jeunet, the director, would point out where all the little inspirations came from... he had been collecting things he liked for years.

Here's Jeunet's short film "Foutaises (Things I Like, Things I Hate)" from 1989

Somewhere this past week, I heard someone say "Where your focus is, that is where your energy is directed". It's hard not to focus on the crappy stuff life hands us, the things that distract us from far better things. Negativity is a glutton that feeds on attention so I'm do my best to starve it.

Anyway, here's to placing focus on the good things, the little things that make us feel good and happy, moving on to grander things and collecting things you like :)


  1. amelie is my favorite movie! i can't wait to check this out...

  2. I too love the film Amelie, and I absolutely loved this short! =D

    Just wondering, did Jeunet play in the movie City of Lost Children? He looks to me kind of like the triplet clones, but I'm not sure. (I suppose I could google it, but where's the fun in that???) ^-^

    Thanks for sharing this, it made my night oh so much better!

    Here's to starving the glutton! =D

    Have an awesome weekend!!! ^-^


  3. I love Amelie! I never have listened to the commentary but after reading your post I'm going to make it a priority!