These gifs of a young RDJ eating ice cream are from the film Two Tons of Turquoise and Taos Tonight (1975), also known as Moment to Moment.
The short (one hour long) film itself is available as part of a Robert Downey Sr. film collection, released by The Criterion Collection last year. You can buy it at your local Barnes & Noble or over at Amazon.com.
The name of the film is in the original post, so you could’ve found the information, but I see that it was deleted in some of the reblogs.
Or worse, people reposted the gifs instead of reblogging so …
Time's fun when you're having flies......
Really, although challenging, life is pretty good right now. The past six weeks have been an emotionally challenging time.
In sixty days the daughter moves to Europe, then another phase begins.
I am presently in the “multiple orgasms” stage of the new experience with the recycled man….I am committed to staying in the moment with this experience…..which is easier in some moments versus others…..
Today yoga studio pot luck, whip on the little black dress, see if Wally the sleazy real estate agent chases me, he asked me out last Saturday via Facebook, real classy eh?
Next weekend I serve beer at a senior men’s lacrosse weekend tournament….fun times surrounded by hundreds of men.
The musician and I had coffee two weeks ago, he has not surfaced……too bad.
Yes I am multi tasking, cause….life’s too short to wait on dreams.
Sunday seven, in order....
There could be a 500 word short story to go with each entry…..this is the last week of the big push, although I have signed up for more work….gonna fill that bank account so that I can play.
Last night started out awkward, but ended up extremely nice…….damn.
Count down to the finish line for the big work, then back to the ongoing little work and more little work.
Yesterday was an extremely pleasant and productive day on every level. Work, family, spirit all but yoga…..my practice is back seat since Thursday. However, heading in today to sweat and pull and stretch and breathe and see what messages the universe gives me….cause it’s an interesting place right to be in right NOW.
Appreciating the ordinary.
We went on a walk through the woods today, near the James. Maybe 2 hours? Sunshine, a light breeze, and family on what felt more like Fall than the first few days of winter. During the walk, I started to think about intentions, and the coming year. I used to make resolutions, but we all know how resolutions fall to the wayside (and are based on the assumption that we are not good enough, which is a whole other issue).
I didn’t come up with anything, but I’m not worried. Intentions have a way of arising naturally, in the moment, through giving space for you heart to speak.
During my walk, I did realize that I’ve recently started down the “achievement will validate me!” path again, an old habit. I’m sure we can all recognize the signs, though they take many forms. It could be constantly seeking out the next workshop or training, as if collecting credit hours will make you an enlightened student/teacher/etc… It could be planning your own business because you have to do “more” or be “great” or change the world. It doesn’t have to have a consumerist-slant of becoming the next CEO, trying to be the next John Friend or Seane Corne, the next Mother Teresa or Gandhi… It’s the same thing. It’s thinking that your service, as it is, is not enough. That you must be more, do more, be greater, save more. It’s still achievement, it’s still external validation. We all do it. Our culture encourages it, and it can become second nature.
What struck me is how I lose appreciation for the ordinary when I get sucked into it. I lose appreciation for the quiet moments, like walks with the family or a short yoga practice at home. I lose appreciation for my life, because life really is nothing but a series of moments, passing quietly by.