Le plaisir du texte - Roland Barthes (1973)

July 28th, 2012

I was 11 when Dead Poets Society was directed by Peter Weir.This is one of the movies that undoubtedly had a great influence on me for many years. It probably made me think prematurely of what I wanted to do with my own life. I, of course, built my life philosophy from experiences and people I met. I also learned a lot from books, movies, cartoons & imagination. Thinking by myself was definitely my way. Keep working on always be free to make (almost) all my dreams come true too. It can be perceived as a selfish behavior; indeed, it might be. But, in the end, once you exactly know who you are, what you want for your own life, what you can do to be happy, then it’s far easier to make others happy too. Carpe Diem, he said. Carpe Diem.

"Neil: [Neil finds Todd sitting alone on the roof] Hey! Todd Anderson: Hey. Neil: What's going on? Todd Anderson: Nothin'. Today's my birthday. Neil: Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Todd Anderson: Thanks. (...) Neil: Todd, I think you're underestimating the value of this desk set. [He picks it up] Neil: I mean, who would want a football or a baseball or... Todd Anderson: Or a car. Neil: Or a car, if they could have a desk set as wonderful as this one? I mean, if-if I were ever going to buy a desk set, twice, I would probably buy this one. Both times! In fact, its shape is... it's rather aerodynamic, isn't it? [walks to the edge of the roof] Neil: You can feel it. This desk set wants to fly! [hands it to Todd] Neil: Todd? The world's first unmanned flying desk set. [Todd throws it off the roof - papers fly everywhere and things crash and clatter to the ground] Neil: Oh my! Well, I wouldn't worry. You'll get another one next year."

Empire State of Pen by Patrick Vale & Manhattan drawn by memory by Stephen Wiltshire

An oversimplification of Her Beauty