I made a series of Calming Bunnies (based off of the Calming Manatee meme) for my friend Gab, who isn’t a huge fan of manatees!
We can always use more bunnies, I think.
THIS IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW.
CALMING BUNNIES. I needed to see these right now, yes I did.
Don’t let them get you
Sam’s gone. It’s just me now.
I wonder what I am suppose to do.
Poor Crazy Monster…
T-rex likes… Holiday fripperies!
Our supply, she is finally out. Le sigh. #wawa #icedtea #lifeblood
We’re all out.
Back in 2009 when the brilliant director John Hughes sadly passed away, the web blew up with stories and praise for the man - from people who knew him personally, fans of his work and people that were touched by his movies in one way or another.
I posted my sentiments somewhere in response to a particularly lovely blog post (I’ve tried to find it again but my bookmark tells me the page no longer exists) - and I attached a picture of a painting I’d painted of John Candy in 2008 - here it is…
…saying that Hughes’ movie “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” remains my favorite film, ever - so full of heart and love - and so ridiculous in it’s comedy, and that John Candy’s character of Del Griffith resonated with me from such a young age. I had a reply from Susan Isaacs - the lady that portrayed Marie, Del’s wife in the movie. She’s only seen in a photograph on Del’s bedside table (as her character had passed away eight years previously, unbeknownst to Neal Page (Steve Martin), Del’s reluctant travelling companion). I got talking with Susan (an extremely lovely lady) and she let me into something that absolutely blew my heart wide open…
Although Marie is only seen in that photograph, some scenes with Del were also filmed, intended as flashbacks. Scenes with Del and Marie having Thanksgiving Dinner together, etc. Susan told me that John would invite her back to his trailer and they’d sit and play cards together in between takes, sharing stories and whatnot - and that John was just the loveliest guy, with the biggest heart. Then she told me this - Every so often, she’d slip a note into John’s “Del” jacket (the big blue puffy one) for him to find when he was filming his later scenes without her. Notes from Marie. Notes from Marie to Del saying things like “Don’t forget to pick up the turkey! xx”.
Think about that next time you watch - because it’s magic. Absolute, actual magic.