Radiant

Radiant person I have seen you struggle for so long.

How full my heart is to see you raise above your struggles.

To see you at this point is wonderful.

May you serve your heart justice.

Because you have one. Everyone has one. But everyone radiates theirs differently.

How will you let yours shine?

Why I love Halloween!

Around this time of the year I always get super excited because I know Halloween is only a couple of months away!

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People often ask me why do I have a fondness for this holiday.

Well one main reason is that I always felt incredibly lucky to be born in the month of October and my birthday is really close to Halloween!IMG_7090

When I was younger the only kind of birthday I wanted was always a Halloween theme party. Flash forward to my current age I am not much for birthday parties but I still want some Halloween theme built into my birthday. Whether it’s my birthday cake or I wear something with  a pumpkin on it!tumblr_oxqjv2BWgP1war8aao1_1280

Also fall is my favorite month especially when you experience a very humid summer. Fall has a nice cooling effect and I think nature is the most beautiful during that season. tumblr_pd3pb5lYJC1qhoe3vo1_540 tumblr_oxqti4ifir1vuunbho1_640

The colors that nature provides us during the fall season never ceases to amaze me!

Halloween is one of the few holidays I celebrate and I am over exhilarated with putting up Halloween decorations and completely cover the house from head to toe. tumblr_mc4ng4z2eL1r3tsmdo1_500

And yes I know I am spooky 24/7 and 365 days a year but during October I tend to amp up the spooky factor a notch or two….or ten.tumblr_peat4t3KO71uaw3rgo1_1280

 

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

“Marcello… come here!”

Every summer Turner Classic Movie has one month where have a program called “Summer Under the Stars.” Where they select one actress or actor once a day and show a majority of the movies they starred in.

On August 30th TCM picked one of the all the time favorite actors: Marcello Mastroianni!mastroianni-dolce-vita

So from sun up to sun down they will show nothing but some of this incredible movies he starred in. I will highlight some of the movies they are showing tomorrow. (I may sound repetitious in saying that some of the movies I will discuss are my favorites!)CARTEL ITALIANO - 100x140

Le Notti Bianche (1957) (showing on 8/30 at 6am EST)- also starring Maria Schell, and Jean Marais. Directed by Luchino Visconti. Based a short story by Fyodor Dostoesky of the same name. It stars Marcello Mastroianni as a young man called Mario who moves to a new town. He lives a solidarity life as a store clerk until he was closing up his shop one night and notices a women (played by Maria Schell) waiting at a bridge. He approaches and tries to befriend her but she admits to him that she has been going to this bridge every night for years in hopes that her lover  (played by Jean Marais) (who vowed to come back one day) will return. Mario is quite smitted by this woman and does everything he can in order for her to change her mind about always waiting for someone he feels may never return. giphynottibianche

The reason why I love this movie: I am not much of a romantic and I really do not watch a lot of romance movies, However this is one of the few movies that hits such an emotional cord inside me. I have cried everytime I watch this because you have a sense that all of the characters in this movie have experience such emotional loss in their life.

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Ginger and Fred (1986) (showing on 8/30 at 10am EST)- also starring Giulietta Masina. Directed by Federico Fellini

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Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina played two dancers who impersonated one of the most famous dancing duos Ginger Ringers and Fred Astaire when they were younger. Many decades later they were recently invited to appear on a Italian TV show to reunited and dance once again! MV5BNmJjMzUxNDUtNWIyYi00Njk5LWJkZGYtMTQ4ZjlkNmMyNjE3XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjUyNDk2ODc@._V1_

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The reason why I adore this film. I had such a Fellini movie phase in my life they I never really grew out of . I really like this film because I feel like this is one of Fellini films that have the most heart in it. It is a sweet comedy and it makes root for this dancing couple!

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8 1/2 (1963) (showing on 8/30 at 8pm EST)- also starring Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee and Sandra Milo.

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Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi a famous movie director who is going through a creative block and is on a deadline to submit a science fiction movie idea. Instead of him moving forward on new ideas he retreats back into his memories of his life. Both good or bad memories he starts to reminisce  on them which makes him think more on his personal life (such as his marriage) rather then how his movie should turn out. 6185_47349

The rest why I adore this movie. To be honest the first time I watched this movie I thought it was boring however some images stayed with me for months after I watched it. It forced me to re watch the movie and with the second viewing it made me understand it better in terms that this movie was more of an autobiographical story of Fellini and his creative blocks and quickly became a favorite to talk about. giphy (1)

For the full list of Marcello Mastroianni movies they will be playing on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow the link is below (Scroll down near the bottom to see his list!)

 

Summer Under the Stars

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Until Next Time!!!

 

 

He…

He is strong, he is smart. He is wonderful and handsome. He makes winds shift in the most heated places. He makes rainbows gleamed bright after the most horrible thunderstorms. He is the strongest person I know.

The Aura of Cool…

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The aura of cool is something I kind of learn while growing up. I never had friends who really enjoy or heard of the things I love and was really into. However I figured out who is to say who is cool and who is not? Cool is something inside of you that makes you unique that is what make you wonderful because you are different and you are special. I have never really been a trendy person I have  tendency to always do, watch, listen to whatever I have an interest in. tumblr_ojwh4crD3l1vlca1wo1_1280

Being cool is owning who your true self is and being happy and proud of what you are into. It is not a location or a piece of clothing. It is an inner quality that makes you shine brighter then any star in the universe.

Never be ashamed in being your true cool self!

 

 

Until Next time!