one day at a time

day 57: there is a yeti in my bed

there is a yeti in my bed © Verena Fischer 2011

there is a yeti in my bed © Verena Fischer 2011

I have mentioned my hot water yeti a few days ago and here you can see him in action. He actually stayed warm for the entire evening and I was glad to have him since it’s become quite cold here over the last few days.

Other than that we planned to see the latest Lars von Trier movie last night, but then stayed in after all since the cold wasn’t really agreeing with me. Instead we watched The unbearable lightness of being with Juliette Binoche. I enjoyed it a lot, although I don’t quite understand why they never just let happy couples be. In the end they always have to die, as if happiness is some kind of unachievable notion that is only possible for a few moments. And with that I don’t mean to give it just a happy end, after all they are just as fake. The first kiss marks this happy ending, as if all of what comes after is all so easy and well-known. And they lived happily ever after. In real life the problems before the first kiss are usually smaller than those that follow it. That’s actually what I liked about The unbearable lightness of being. Being is not so light after all and they have many problems throughout. The first kiss is not the conclusion, but only the beginning. In the end they find a solution though and happiness with it.

Well, if you think about it, there is no way of letting them live then, since prolonged happiness seems so unrealistic to us.. As teenagers we believe in it, but later we become bitter and compare our own small lives to the stories in the movies or to what we wanted for ourselves, once upon a time. It results either in finding these films unrealistic or our own lives too mediocre. Welcome midlife crisis. Happiness only belongs to picture books and to our dreams that real life is supposed to shatter in the end, because we all have to do our part, right? I say, let them live every once in a while.

And no, nobody hacked my blog, it’s still me writing, although these almost optimistic notions are certainly out of character for me. I must be ill or something …


4 responses

  1. How absolutely adorable that Yeti is. I want one! 🙂 Great photo and thanks for sharing!

    October 9, 2011 at 12:46 am

  2. so cute!

    October 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  3. Madelaine

    Love the yeti! lol

    October 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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