Today is my birthday! I actually thought it was next week…but I’m very bad at time and I’ve been thinking it was the 16th this entire week so far. I also thought all last year I was 28, but it turns out that only NOW am I 28. Huzzah! Free year!
…I told you I was bad at time.
…Mine is a complicated brain function.
Yesterday Cory and I went to a theater showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho. It was the first time I’d seen any of his films. I’ve been wanting to see some of his work, as I’ve heard him praised for his storytelling skills. I definitely found it very interesting, particularly on matters of characterization and symbol use, but also on verbal clues. I didn’t really find it frightening or even unnerving. I did find it very sad and intriguing. I related to a lot of the characters, both in their mannerisms and struggles. But then, many of the characters I’ve written have lived lives consumed by their mothers, so perhaps it’s not so surprising. I’m excited to see more of his films. This once definitely gave me a lot to think about.
What story have you seen/read lately that gave you a lot to think about, and why?