Belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all my readers! I hope everyone had a great day whether your focus was on eating, ruminating, watching football, enjoying the company of family and friends, or any combination of those. I took part in all except the football watching. Now I’m not sure, but I think I came close to consuming 10 or 12 pounds of homemade cranberry sauce. Can’t help it. It’s one of my favorites!
This movie clip made me smile and chuckle. Since my personal relationship with my readers (albeit an “online” one) has been evolving and becoming more intimate over time, I actually saw a little bit of myself in Kirk Douglas’ portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh! Well let’s just say I related to his pleas, needs, and sensitivities. The word “attachments” is spoken in the dialogue, and that really struck a chord in me, since the subject just came up in comment discussion in my last post. (Love you, DougRogers).
In this scene from the 1956 film “Lust for Life”, Van Gogh is trying desperately to hang on to, deepen, and solidify his friendship with Paul Gauguin, played by Anthony Quinn. Fearing loneliness and abandonment, Vincent is reaching out to Paul, and the macho Paul is having none of it. Instead, he reacts coldly, irritated by Van Gogh’s clingy nature and lack of toughness in an often harsh, cruel world.
It is people in my real life who function as my true “Gauguins”, but just for fun I tried to place all of you in the Gauguin role. Luckily it didn’t work. Why? Because you guys are awesome!! You are warm, compassionate, and sympathetic to my troubles, feelings, and honest disclosures here on Museworthy. And I doubt that any of you would ever raise your voices angrily to me. Oh and for the record, I, as Vincent, would NEVER hurl a glass at any of your heads! A shoe, maybe. But never a glass (just kidding).