Friday, October 30, 2009


Reading: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote who ironically enough wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's (my favorite movie). Capote created the writing genre of True Crime with this book. Writing about true events in the format of a novel. Revolutionary at the time. It is the chilling tale of murder and exposing the humans that have digressed to this point. Also to be read in conjunction with the movie Capote that won the Oscar for best movie in 2007, and rightfully so. His most famous quote, "Some of God's greatest blessings are unanswered prayers."
Watching: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Loved it. Such an interesting take on the Holocaust. Though the eyes of a little boy, whose father is running one of the extermination camps, almost in their back yard. He is unaware of what is going on. As he starts learning the story of the Jews he tries to process the reality and propaganda through the mind of an innocent child. The music and cinematography are amazing, let alone the acting.
Listening: Crista Black. Will change you. A little. She is the wife of a friend of mind. She is also the violinist for the Jonas Brothers and is currently on tour in South America. I have been listening to God Loves Ugly all this week. Being encouraged that God sees me in ways that I can't see myself. His line of sight is exponentially farther than mine. And he has the ability to see the beautiful when all I can see is the Ugly. Please look her up.

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