I long to be spontaneous. To one day hastily pack an overnight bag with nothing more than a toothbrush, underwear, a few dollars and just run away...I imagine I would enjoy basking in the sun for hours, take dips in a nearby lake every so often, light a small fire each night to cook dinner and float my way through long, dream-filled days worthy of filling up a Hemingway. Perhaps I'd even be okay with sleeping on a rickety 5'8" (I'm 5'11") cot in a small canvas tent...Unlikely, but you never know.

Anyway, seeing the trailers for Wes Anderson's new film 'Moonrise Kingdom' are not helping to deter me from attempting something like the above in the next couple of weeks. Glassy lakes, sun-drenched fields, deserted beaches and glorious sepia-toned scenes of love, laughter and adventure - that's what I want my life to look like.




1 comment:

  1. I'm unsure as to why this hasn't had more traffic; I'd 'like' this a thousand fold, had I the chance.

    Your idyll sounds perfect to me, and not altogether far removed from my own. Nature. Adventure. Nostalgia. Simplicity. If it's any consolation, I understand the feeling, and share your lament that a world like this seems so far removed from our own. I'm not sure many people nowadays would appreciate an experience similar to this.

    I hope that you've taken the chance to disappear from the world (and technology) as we know it, even for a short while. And I hope you threw a few books in that bag of yours.