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Inquietud
Monday, January 08, 2018


Silvia Pinal in Buñuel's Viridiana


 El rosal en su inquieto modo de florecer

va quemando la savia que alimenta su ser.
Alfonsina Storni

Using the words of the English language at the disposal I can describe my present state of affairs as uneasy and restless.

That sounds bad and those that I know might ask me, “Are you depressed? If so you might want to consult a psychiatrist or a therapist."

That is the vagary and limitation of words in any given language.

In Spanish to be inquieto and to experience inquietud (notice the root of quieto which means not moving and the prefix in which suggests that such a person cannot sit still) has another very wonderful meaning. The term inquieto (feminine inquieta) is used a lot to describe film actors. 

Here is an example I have manufactured on the spot now, “La inquieta Silvia Pinal dice querer colaborar con el cineasta Luís Buñuel.” This translates to, “The artistically restless Silvia Pinal says she wants to collaborate with filmmaker Luís Buñuel.”

Silvia Pinal, a noted Mexican actress (not actor as I am old-fashioned) in her later years became a senator. And she did make three films with Buñuel, El angel exterminador,Viridiana and Simón en el desierto.

Yours truly saw those three films not because I would have been into art film but simply that as a young man I had the hots for Pinal!

I have brought up the subject of inquietud because I am feeling wonderfully inquieto in this new year with my new photographic toys and a new and intelligent subject with whom I will be collaborating as of tomorrow.

I wrote about all this here. On inquietud I wrote before in this blog.

Is it not nice to be inquieto?

La inquietud del rosal - Alfonsina Storni





     

Previous Posts
My Epiphany!

My Two Fave Clarinetists

Oh Susanna

Adam, Adam & Eve

That Mouse Stirred in My Oficina

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4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17

12/17/17 - 12/24/17

12/24/17 - 12/31/17

12/31/17 - 1/7/18

1/7/18 - 1/14/18

1/14/18 - 1/21/18

1/21/18 - 1/28/18

1/28/18 - 2/4/18

2/4/18 - 2/11/18

2/11/18 - 2/18/18

2/18/18 - 2/25/18

2/25/18 - 3/4/18

3/4/18 - 3/11/18

3/11/18 - 3/18/18

3/18/18 - 3/25/18

3/25/18 - 4/1/18

4/1/18 - 4/8/18

4/8/18 - 4/15/18

4/15/18 - 4/22/18

4/22/18 - 4/29/18

4/29/18 - 5/6/18

5/6/18 - 5/13/18

5/13/18 - 5/20/18

5/20/18 - 5/27/18

5/27/18 - 6/3/18

6/3/18 - 6/10/18

6/10/18 - 6/17/18

6/17/18 - 6/24/18