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This is one of those nights. - Spirit
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This is one of those nights.
Current Mood: bored bored
Where I miss having someone to stay up all night with me. Even though I'm at work, I was done with it by midnight. This sort of thing used to happen more regularly, now it happens hardly at all. In that time I've read 4 magazines, finished one book and took 'lunch' which was mostly me sitting in the conference room, staring out at the lake with its fountain. Fairly peaceful, actually. But it would still be nice to chat and whittle the time away with someone else.

Looking forward to seeing Star Wars soon. In about 24 hours I'll be exiting from the theater, my opinion in hand as to how the series ended. I have a strange story to share about Star Wars, actually. I was getting Chinese food after having bought the Ep3 book from borders and while the food was being prepared I was reading the book in the lobby of the restaurant. The cute, very friendly, and somehow not American (this is hard to explain, I mean, yes she was Chinese American, but the way she acted, how she emoted...was not American at all. It is something I attribute to Chinese in particular, orient in general.) girl saw me reading this 'big' (300 page maybe? Hardly large. But this is one of those dichotomies I understand.) book and wanted to know what it was. I showed her the cover, said it was Star Wars and without even pausing she asks me, HONESTLY, if it was a history book and if I liked history.

It took me aback. She was about my age, really. Maybe a bit younger. She spoke English with a faint accent, but nothing I would attribute to not living here in the States. But yet...but yet...she didn't know what Star Wars was. Even my grandparents know what Star Wars is. And I know Star Wars is not an American phenomenon (phenomena?). But here was someone who honestly had no idea. Immediately I wanted to know more about her, her life. How she (her family, really) came to be running a restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana...I don't even know if I can adequately express that I cannot fathom my life without having seen such a pivotal movie as Star Wars, much less the life of someone else. I don't even know if I'm making sense.

And so with that, my morning co-worker is here, I'm still trying to figure out how to express what Star Wars means to my internal landscape, and I think I'll go get breakfast.

Edit: Obviously outlook sucks as an email client.
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raiyna From: raiyna Date: May 18th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I honestly can't imagine not seeing Star Wars, or in the very least knowing what it was about. I'm 35, so I saw Star Wars (the original) when it was in the theatres, and have loved it ever since. I own all the movies, collectors editions etc...

I'm not going to say Star Wars shaped who I am, I'm not quite THAT far gone :P However, it did have an impact, and does mean something to me, in the sea of banality that is movies these days.

As far as work goes - you work alone? All night? If so, I feel for you. It's bad enough working alone all day, I couldn't imagine doing it all night. Lonely comes to mind...
daimones From: daimones Date: May 18th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, night shift alone. During the weekdays there are other people there, but we hardly interact.

It gets lonely. And boring. Even if there is work. But without work, well...
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: May 19th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
and unfortunately you can't chat from work or else those nights when I'm suffering from insomnia would lead to much distraction and merriment. especially saturday nights when I don't have to worry about getting up the next day for work.

*smooooches*

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