Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Mean Reds...

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?

Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?

Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?

Paul Varjak: Sure.

Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

I had that kind of a day for many reasons... and at least I know I'm not alone when I feel that way.

Thanks, Truman, for capturing it so well!


The Zhush said...

I get a combo of both feelings some days...the crazy purples, I guess! Joking..but not really...:)

Style Maniac said...

hope you are feeling better now. i think being creative, although joyful, can also lead to feeling low sometimes because we feel so passionately about things and expect so much of ourselves. maybe it's just time to relax and escape for a few days?

Abby said...

What a great movie!

mina said...

i love her little guitar. thanks for reminding me that i need to watch this again!

Navy Bean said...

Wow, I had that kind of week last week too. Thanks for the very poignant post.