Sunday, February 01, 2009

Yay Rafa!

Rafael Nadal 7 3 7 3 6
Roger Federer 5 6 6 6 2


I went out with a friend to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night. It was a bit plodding at first, but eventually the story hit its stride and it was a really fascinating, original movie. Was that Brad Pitt playing all those versions of BB? If so, it was some incredible makeup. The whole notion of a person aging, physically, in reverse, but chronologically in the mind, was fascinating. In BB's case, he grew to have this young gorgeous Brad Pitt body at a time when he has the most life experience and sense of how to live his life (like a sixty year old with the body of a twenty-something). This is in contrast to his wife, who feels like a has-been after her brief career as a dancer is through, and who hates that she is getting old. Wasn't it George Bernard Shaw who said "Youth is wasted on the young?" As one who is not age-phobic, particularly, and who actually finds maturity attractive, I'm not sure that message always rings true.


Collin Kelley said...

Rafa is so hot.

Benjamin Button is already on my Netflix queue. I just don't have the strength.

Anne said...

Did you watch the match? I got up at 4 am to see it (it started at 3:30, but I just couldn't manage getting out of bed then). It was worth it - amazing tennis from both of 'em!

Peter said...

I missed it, ANne, but am watching the replay now. Great stuff. Not as amazing as Wimbledon, but great stuff.