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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Sunscreen song

Was having a chilled out evening over a cup of coffee with a good friend of mine, S, when we started humming the song playing in the background, a Bryan Adams... one of our favorites.. we had even made it to a concert of his abt 2yrs back.. and then we started talking about other songs that we like and i mentioned I hope you dance by Ronan Keating.

she then perked up and asked me if i have heard of this song called "the sunscreen song by Baz Luhrmann... i said nope, and made a note in my mind to get home and check it out.. which i promptly did.. downloaded the song and its simply awesome... here is the lyrics to it.. its not really a song, in the sense it doesn't have music, beats etc but it is a song cos it flows so well.. the words make way too much sense.....

the link about the song ---- http://www.bondon.com/sunscreen_song.html

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen. :)

4 comments:

Rauf said...

Baz is an Assie, he has to.

This chap was floored by a bollywood movie. He saw the audience reaction. Said wow, this is what fantasy is all about. this is what people pay for, this what people want to watch, not some true to life painful drama, our life is full of those. i think this bollywood film inspired him to make Moola Roja.

Aaarti said...

hey Rauf

yes, he is indeed an Aussie, film director... :)

what is this Moola roja u talking abt?? movie? or did u cook it up???;)
hows it going at ur end? when are u off to cbe?

Rauf said...

aiyoo Ramchandarjee ! i yam taaking about his pilim vonly moolana rooja
nikkol kiddiman pilim.

Toulouse Lautrec has painted life in Moulin rouge.

Vidya said...

Hey Aarti,

I have the video for this "song" in my blog, titled "Sunscreen eh" ! This is so cool!
:D

Vidya