07 July 2009

il y'a longtemps que je t'aime.

"and if i cared about god, i would be tempted to think that remembering was sinful. for what else could it be, what could remembering all those gorgeous moments when this world was fully present at your fingertips be but a beautiful sin?"
-aleksander hemon, the lazarus project

i just finished that book, the lazarus project. it was beautiful and sad and thoughtful. it was an absolute masterpiece about a bosnian-american immigrant, brik, researching a jewish-ukranian immigrant, lazarus, who was killed 100 years earlier. in his research and journey across eastern europe, brik and lazarus' life meld together. and brik tells us about life and death, love, loss, memory, religion and history.

after finishing the book, i watched il y'a longtemps que je t'aime (i have loved you so long). have you seen it? this movie also contemplated life and loss, as well as memory, love, growth and forgiveness.

neither are really what you would call light summery picks, are they? no matter, they were both amazing and have found me very contemplative.

i forgot to share this link, too: one love photo. very unique and stunning wedding photography. (don't worry mom and dad, i'm not myself planning a wedding! i just like these photos).


  1. I wouldn't worry as long as it was to Jon

  2. Glad you liked that movie.
    And, I agree with Mom about the wedding plans.

  3. oh my. i shouldn't have said anything :)

  4. By the way, that photo is amazing. I think it could become one of my favorites.

  5. I think i will love that book too, have to look for a translation :(
    Do you know Magda Szabo?

  6. love this post and have now added "il y'a longtemps que je t'aime" to my netflix list. thanks for including a little of reading and watching in your post!

  7. Sounds as if your family is lobbying for a wedding :)

    I enjoyed your thoughts about the book and movie; love your photo.

  8. that book sounds really interesting. and i checked out that blog. amazing photos! is she using a hasselblad for those, you think? love them. thanks for sharing!


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