In recent weeks I’ve been deliberately taking some time to do not very much at all. Of course this doesn’t mean I’ve been doing absolutely nothing, just making a real effort to do less. Have you ever tried to slow down? If not, you should … it’s really rather lovely. However I must admit I find the whole ‘not constantly doing’ pace of life to be a bit of a challenge.
One thing that I have been dedicating some time to is working my way through a collection of classic DVDs that have been patiently waiting for ‘one day’ to arrive. It’s been wonderful to spend some of my ‘doing nothing’ time with Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Doris Day, Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall. Out of all the wonderful movies I recently watched I would have to say ‘Cat on A Hot Tin Roof’ was my favourite – what a movie!
Such a great, great cast (seriously, Paul Newman AND Elizabeth Taylor … a winning combination!) and a fantastic story with dialogue that alternates between bared teeth nastiness and the contented purrs of love. I never gave Liz Taylor enough credit before seeing this film, but consider me a convert to her acting cause. She is sexy, stylish and quite simply sublime … I’m determined to further my Elizabeth Taylor education, with a viewing of ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ next on my list!