Bueller?

walk in wiesendangen

For a while now, I’ve had stewing in the back of my mind a project I can best describe as Buellerian.  Thinking of it in terms of a John Hughes movie gives it the right flavor of playfulness and deflates any (or at least most of the) potential pomposity from the get-go.  In a nutshell, the project is simple: to record some stuff that makes me happy every day this summer.  It’s silly, but that’s the point, too.

walk in wiesendangen

In a larger nutshell, it’s a bit more complicated.  I suspect this year of being sponsored by the letter “F”: frenzied, frantic, and frenetic.  In all the ways that those words can shift between exhilarating and exhausting.  So the summer is all about seeking out the silly — luckily, Nashville provides ample material — and revelling in it.  That’s where Ferris Bueller comes in: “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  I think I’ve been missing it.

walk in wiesendangen

walk in wiesendangen

walk in wiesendangen

So I’m attempting to miss less.

In that spirit, I bought a ridiculously bright scarf yesterday because it was cheap, at H&M, very yellow, and made me happy in its beacon-like unmissability.

acid yellow, brought to you by H&M

And in the midst of all of this heady activity, I’ve even managed a bit of knitting.  In fact, the first of the Regentag socks is limping towards completion thanks to a couple of delightfully outlandish ingénue-based movies: A Summer Place (1959) and Sissi (1955).

regentag

regentag

That’s right: a turned heel and a new notebook.  So far, so good.

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4 thoughts on “Bueller?

  1. OMG – Sissy!!! My mother used to watch this every year around christmas… Good for knitting, though! Hope you enjoy your stay in Germany!

  2. i love everything about this post. especially the scarf. and definitely that goat. here’s to missing less — and to summer. welcome back.

  3. Oh Sissy. I have the next two movies in my queue to watch. ;) I have an F word for you that will go well with the new resolution: Freude! I heartily approve of recording stuff that makes you happy, and I am trying my best to do the same.

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