.....my Blog pays homage... We all have things that we use to inspire us... And this is mine... NX, Northern Exposure...
Thinking about why Northern Exposure is obviously the best TV series ever made... (OK In my humble opinion anyway), why does it do it for me...?
The characters are simple, but appear to me as friends, the location remote and stunning (OK so it wasn't really shot in Alaska but Roslyn, Washington) and the situations seem so uncomplicated though seem to manifest into something far more complex... (There always seems to be a message for me, somewhere...)
But more importantly its this...
"You bluffed me! I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality."
It's the writing... Truly sublime... It's the fact we can draw on it for reference to your own life so frequently... It's the fact these people live lives not that disimlar to all our own, and there's strength to be gained from the situations they inoccently find themselves in and how they choose to deal with it...
So here you go, just a smidging of my fav's... I feel honoured to share these offerings with anyone not familiar with the series. And if you do know it, I hope u enjoy the memories as much as I do :-)
"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark."
"I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn't necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you're not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead"
"One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people...well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world."
"Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity."
And my all time fav. all favs...
"Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here? What was it about? Was it her smile? Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists? What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart? That's an age-old question; it's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night. Hey, you said it best, Will: "Love looks not with eyes but with the mind, And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind."
Thought I'd share that with you all. Some of you have churches, moi, I have Mr.Chris Stevens in the Morning... :o) (OK that really does sound sad.. ;-) )
Confused from Chichester
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....Gemmak tagged me with a music meme... The Challange is on... :-/Here's the rules:List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.So here goes:1. Fragile - Kylie2. Carrier of a Secret - Sissel3. Solsbury Hill - Gabrial4. La Femme Accident - OMD5. Speed Of Sounds - Coldplay6. Sugar Mice - Marillion7. Life for Rent - DidoNext? Bring it on... ;-)Ciao CiaoConfused From Chichester
March 20th Is Approaching...
OK Boyz it's time to Act...Lets get the word Out... March 20th... It's Offical... 'Steak and BJ Day'...[For further details press here] Spread the word... Lets make it happen Ladz...Ciao CiaoConfused From ChichesterI BLOG There4 I am
Pondering the Puzzle
"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."Recent events have made me consider life somewhat deeper than usual... And I find myself pondering the old questions, "Life, what is it all about...". But alas I know greater minds than mine have applied themselves to this question, so I must concede defeat...However, when a was asked by a good friend "What am I searching for?" this gave me the opportunity to focus on a somewhat smaller line of enquiry, my own life and what it's about instead. Now whilst, pondering this puzzle, I'm reminded that our own lives are nothing more than the succession of choices that as individuals we make...The difficulty with these choices though is no-one knows what's out there, what life has install for them, there are no certainties, none. Then to make matters worse we have to make these descisions on our own, theres no-one to tell us the right things to do, or tell us the sure bet or to show us the way...Alone we make these choices based on pure speculation, these choices control every part of our future lives...Now some of these choices are easy and straightforward, but usually the 'big mothers' tend to be very difficult. Which is why, most of the time we choose to avoid making the tough calls, for fear of the unknown, fear of the effects the choice may have, or for fear of failure...So looking back on the choices in my life I've made, the common theme is in the pursuit of my life goal, to be happy. Alas though this goal can be at times a blinding one and all to often it seems I either don't think through the situation properly, or I just let my emotions take control and become confused and wrapped up within my own agendas to see the effects I may be having on other people...And there in lies the Rub. The reason we fear choice and tend not to make the tough calls is because of the effect they might have on the people we love and care for the most, directly or indirectly if they get caught in the wake...Then theres an even bigger problem, what if the Choice you make gets Fcuk-Up and goes FUBAR? Then it seems this only achieves hurting the people we love the most even more, be they friends, family, or lovers...So where are we...? Well what I'm saying is that we all have to make these Big Choices at some point in our lives. So lets not judge the person for making them, even if they have Fcuked-Up, that's a far to simplistic thing to do. Instead look behind the obvious to the reasons why they made that choice and if their intentions where honourable even if they've hurt you, try to forgive them. They are after all only trying to be brave with life... And that as we all know can be a frightening, bewildering and shitty business...Finally if by the Choices I have made in my life I have hurt anyone, please forgive me, I don't believe I have ever meant to hurt anyone out of malice. However, I do take risks, maybe to many, and quite often my choices do fcuk up :-/"Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be acheived." - William BryanCiao CiaoConfused from ChichesterI BLOG There4 I Am