In my line of work, I often feel just like that scarab beetle, pushing shit uphill only to be mowed over by it moments later. I suppose that everyone feels a bit like a scarab beetle at work from time to time, I just seem to feel that way an awful lot lately, and it sucks.
Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like to be the most powerful person a room for a change instead of the least powerful one all of the time. I wonder if the powerful players of the world ever feel like scarab beetles in their line of work, but I seriously doubt that they would. I bet that they have crushed a lot of scarab beetles like me on their way to the top though.
It is days like these that make me feel very small and insignificant in the world, and for that reason - I hate days like these. These are the days that leave you second guessing yourself, questioning all of your choices and wondering if there is more to life than what you are experiencing; all the while knowing with a painful completeness that there really is so much more, and that you have fallen way short of your own potential and that you only have the rest of your life to contemplate that agonizing reality. Yep, one of those days....
And in true scarab beetle fashion, tomorrow I will resume work on my dung pile, I will smile while I do it and I will convince myself that I am making a difference, because if I didn't do that I would just self destruct under the weight of my own insignificance.
When you are very small in the big wide world, you absolutely must find joy in the small things, or else you are just doomed. Generally, I am very good at doing that, but today not so much.
Now I know why I binge drink.
Release Date: 2001
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 122 mins
It's all things cutesy and Parisian in overload in this whimsical depiction of a contemporary life in Montmartre by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Universally adored, Amelie won the hearts of viewers worldwide and won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four Cesar Awards and two BAFTA Awards; quickly making Audrey Tatou a household name and everyone's favourite French personality.
Shy waitress Amelie Poulan, whose childhood was repressed by an over protective father, amuses herself with simple life pleasures. However, she is fascinated by the lives of others, and secretly goes about mending hearts and making dreams a reality through a variety of random acts of kindness. When Amelie meets Nino by chance, she is instantly infatuated and gets creative about the best way to win his heart.
This is a magical romance tale, set against the beautiful Parisian streets, it encompasses everything wonderful about French lifestyles and the kindness of strangers. I loved it! I fell in love with Amelie and I know you will too, it's a darling little tale.
FINAL SAY: These are hard times for dreamers.
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