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Neo evades me

Yanna sent me a picture of her using a banana as a phone (what a smile she had too :D). Surprisingly, Yanna was not referencing the well known “Banana phone” song, but instead was imitating the following Keanu Reeves picture:

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My instinct told me immediately that this was an edited image from the Matrix. I went ahead and watched the “Escaping from work” scene, to find only the following shot:

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I now thought that perhaps another film had Keanu actually using a banana as a phone. My search failed to return any results. I went back to a more generic search, and found a fan siteย that had the following shot:

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Yanna suggested that it may have been a camera shot as a opposed to the film footage. After looking through the fan site and seeing other shots of the Matrix that were not shots from the film footage, this seemed the most sensible explanation.

Complexities of emotion

After having a conversation with a friend tonight, I felt that something I said was worth keeping as a reminder. It sounds almost cynical (something I have been blamed for being countless times in the past), but it wasn’t my intention. Instead, I was agreeing and providing my observation as to why “love” is something complex at the simplest of times.

Friend:
as is life
love is deffo the hardest thing in life

Me:
It can be the most challenging, I agree. The difficulty is that time changes everything; the world around you, the people you are with, and most of all, you. And it doesn’t change just who you are, but your past too; you look back differently, consciously or not, and twist and warp your memories through nostalgia or hate, further creating differences between you today and you last year / five years ago / twenty years ago.

Combine this with the wonders that is the chemical unbalances of your body, and the corrupting effect control systems like money, religion, social status etc. can have and you have a massively dynamic environment – unpredictable by it’s nature , by which you are to conduct the wonderful emotion that is… love.

First weekend in Cardiff

After a nervous travel to Cardiff by car, I have stayed for the first time in Cardiff, with Yanna, in her flat by the bay.

Some mishaps have occurred (including having to drive back to the shop to buy the main part of our meals, breaking a part of Yannas furniture when loading it into the car, spilling my rice and korma onto the floor, and walking into an ajar door! – all in one day -.-), but it has been a nice weekend.

We are about to have Yannas special spaghetti, and Yanna is asking me what I want to watch…

“no idea” ๐Ÿ˜›