Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Makes Life Worth Living?

I was thinking about cinematographer Gordon Willis this morning, which sent me to youtube in search of any interesting interviews with him. And after listening to him talk about working with Woody Allen, I of course had the inclination to search for him. Which lead me to a clip from my favorite Allen movie Manhattan. This clip comes at the end of the movie and Woody's character Isaac is laying on his couch working on writing ideas. He starts to list some of the things that make life worth living for him. That made me think about what might be on my list. Here is my list, in no particular order, and definitely incomplete. What would be on your list?

.Sarah Vaughan singing Gershwin
.holding Josh's hand
.black and white photography
.pepperoni pizza
.Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Sagan
.a cold beer
.Keith Jarrett's version of I Loves You Porgy
.green zinnias
.The Beatles
.cheese fries
.Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks
.making people laugh
.walking in Central Park
.Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
.good cup of coffee
.John Coltrane's My Favorite Things
.a really nice breeze on a sunny day
.Woody Allen