Thursday, June 11, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

So after months of having it on my laptop I finally saw this piece of work.

The joyful expression of shopping (a good tutorial for men who don't understand why women like to shop), the jealous desire of winning your man before he gets ensnared by the charms of a conniving bimbo, the addictive plight of today's youth wanting to live a life beyond their means, of a person making her career, of achieving what nobody thought u could.

The movie beautifully weaves all of this into one tale...'the girl with the green scarf'
And that is where the movie really starts, its not about brands or money or the lack of it, or romance...its about having a perspective.

"Rebecca Bloomwood: When I was 7 most of my friends stopped believing in magic. That's when I first started. They were beautiful, they were happy. They didn't even need any money, they had magic cards. "

When I was 7 I realized that we really didn't have a lot of money...dad was in the army, mom was a school teacher. I didn't buy too many novels, never bought a cassette tape till I was in 11th, every thing was a debate between cost and worth. Not like it was a hard life, we had all sorts of fruits and vegetables in the fridge, we wore shiny new uniforms to school, but it wasn't a life of luxury either. I grew up one of those who wonders what the people inside those big cars and hotels must be like. Those suits in fine fabric, custom tailored for the gentlemen, shoes shining like they have a invisible layer of water on them, the expensive glasses with ice swirling the dark portion.

It was a mystery, yes...

I've been to those five star buildings now, have swirled the ice and smoked the cuban cigars (and I mean cuban)...not like I've reached the eptiome of luxury either, I get my suits custom tailored, but they aren't cut in Savile Row...I don't dress, eat or kill like James Bond (goes without saying I don't look like him either). Even though i have been through those very halls it still is pretty much of a mystery to me...for me even now the question of cost vs. worth comes up.

But somewhere between when I was 7 and today I got to know a secret that people inside those buildings quite often find themselves clueless about...where does one find happiness?

Happiness is found at the dinner table...in a warm house, with warm food, where you share the tensions, the fights, the joys and the sorrows together.

Once you have that it is immaterial if you are eating Dal Bukhara or maa di daal (same thing diff names), whether your shorts are from tommy hilfiger or the imitation nike sold on the road side....

Once you have that.

-The Sanely Insane

18 comments :

Winnie the poohi said...

Ah! Couldn't agree more :)

I remember the first skirt I bought in a "mall" soft and swishing red skirt with an uneven cut! I was so scared.. and so self conscious.. :)

Ki said...

I agree completely. :)

But then a pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants never hurt anybody ;)

Sophia Ali said...

Happiness is found at the dinner table...in a warm house, with warm food, where you share the tensions, the fights, the joys and the sorrows together...lovely lines...loved it...

Keshi said...

**Happiness is found at the dinner table...in a warm house, with warm food, where you share the tensions, the fights, the joys and the sorrows together

spot on!


I see alot of designer-label clad ppl living sad lives, with no one to hv dinner with or break a crystal vase at home :)


Keshi.

Pesto Sauce said...

Happiness is a state of mind...but yes it grows when shared

AD said...

Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. AGreed :)

i like the way you have summed this up.
you are much deeper than the deep blue sea.
p.s. because of the weird blog address, i will never remember the blog :P

ivy_^^ said...

the concept of elusive happiness has been well defined..material things may make us happy for a while but in a long term happiness comes from within...
cute post. thought provokin.

they say depth comes from diggin deep..i guess uv been a lot of tht lately :)

n why is tht i dnt see updates of ur blog on my dashboard? i only see the links u post thru twitter.
gotta fix tht 'mate' :P

ivy_^^ said...
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ivy_^^ said...

the concept of elusive happiness has been well defined..material things may make us happy for a while but in a long term happiness comes from within...
grt post. thought provokin.

they say depth comes from diggin deep..i guess uv been doin a lot of tht lately :)

n why is tht i dnt see updates of ur blog on my dashboard? i only see the links u post thru twitter.
gotta fix tht 'mate' :P

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

I hated the movie.

The book was a fun read!

Kisses.

sanely insane said...

@Winnie... :) (one of my ex gfs was so anxious abt the legs part..she never did go for a skirt :P)

@Ki...nopes never did :)

@Sophia...ask me... :)

@Keshi...there's no fun in having crystal vases unless u gonna b breaking them :D

@Pesto... not to forget the glass of beer u promised :P

@AD...man ure flowing with compliments...u dont have to remember just type 'x' on your address bar most probably mine will be the only link that drops thru (thats how i visit my own blog :P)

@Yes true :P...hope u've fixed it by now 'mate' :P :P

@LSL...the movie was ok...(especially when ure watching it along with ure third drink :P)...but yes it lacked quite a bit of charm especially towards the end...i focused more on the story and what i felt it was trying to convey

sonali said...

This was so much fun, loved it. But few things men will never understand and women can never resist ;)

sanely insane said...

@Sonali...i dont need to understand...i only need to see her smile

Still thinking said...

What was the movie really about? Tell me more.

Couldn't have agreed more with Pesto! :)

Mrinalini said...

reminds me of that story, Christmas Carol..had felt the same surge of emotions after the story had ended..and i agree, happiness lies on the dinner table, together..
PS: I hate shopping :P

hfm said...

I love this!
Happiness is everything with nothing- you have the world in your hands even if your bank account is empty.

I missed your posts, I didn't know you had changed your blog address.

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Heard, its a good movie...

Bunny said...

Ello fello army kid

.....but i cant help falling in love
shopwindows get me glassy eyed :P