Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Labyrinth

Do you remember?

I was five.



I loved and hated this scene. I was so frustrated for Sarah...but man did I want that dress! Then as I continued to visit the Labyrinth over the years, my growing disgust for all 80s fashion overtook my infatuation with the etheral ballroom scene.



Enough time has passed and I am once again in love. Strange and glowing and illusory and evanescent, references to the Goblin King (don't get me started, singing "You remind me of the babe..."{love that David Bowie}), Ludo (which my shih tzu eerily resembles at times), and that fabulous ghostly white owl that follow Jennifer Connelly through a maze of a dream, ending in MC Escher's Relativity, find their way into at least one conversation or thought of mine a week.

Do you ever feel like you're chasing something through a maze? Lately that's how I've been feeling. But today I remember that there are so many things present in the absence of home ownership; things that I am richly blessed to have.

What is present in the absence for you?

3 comments:

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Hmmn...I never knew what labyrinth was...

Des said...

Escher is one of my favorite artists. His work "Drawing Hands" is just brilliant. And Labryinth was so ahead of its time. When you see this and Jim Henson's other film The Dark Crystal, it makes you wonder what other films he could have made.

You have an excellent blog here. I enjoyed reading through it.

vikkiscrappygal said...

I loved that movie. My son and husband just don't get it.