Thursday, June 5, 2014
There is a scene in a movie I watched who-knows-how-long-ago, Rodger Dodger (2002 comedy), where Rodger talks to Isabella Rosellini as she stands in front of her bathroom mirror and goes through her nighttime beauty regime. I am not sure how old Isabella was, because she is ageless and wonderful. I forget the conversation, but I remember the cool way she had of tolerating him (he let himself into her apartment after their tryst was over).
Was this a popular movie? There is only the briefest plot summary on Wiki. Online video clips have to do with, well, the movie: sex, Roger: player in NYC, and Jesse Eisenburg - I can't find this scene. Did you see the movie?
Anyways, the image of Isabella removing her makeup is stuck in my head. I remember being fascinated with her diligence. Methodical. I didn't get it at the time. It seemed like so much work! Now I relate (well I relate to what I recall). I have my own daily rituals. I imagine we all do. What I didn't realize was the power they seem to have after you reach thirty five.
Image source: http://moviescreenshots.blogspot.ca/2011/01/roger-dodger-2002.html