RIP Chris Cornell, an amazing artist and a great loss for the music industry.
Today my husband woke me up with the news that Alan Rickman (one of my favorites actors) died at the age of 69, to say I was surprised and in complete shock is an understatement.
The first time I watched Alan Rickman’s acting was in “Sense & Sensibility” (the adaptation from Jane Austen’s book, with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet), where he plays the role of Colonel Brandon, and immediately I became his fan.
Below is one of my favorite scenes from the movie (Colonel Christopher Brandon reading to Marianne Dashwood):
Besides his role in “Sense & Sensibility”, watching him like Severus Snape in “Harry Potter”, as Harry in “Love Actually”, as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and some others, shows his versatility as an actor and one of the reasons why he is admired by many.
Below are some of the most important scenes from his role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” Movies.
His death is a great loss and he’ll be sorely missed.
If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.Alan Rickman
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My grandfather was an amazing person and I loved him very much, unfortunately he passed away years ago while I was in College.
He loved Classical Music and Opera (just like I do) and had a great collection of vinyl records, also, the best memories I have from him are associated with music.
Yesterday I visited the Local Library to pick up a book and to take a look at the books in the Store.
When I was leaving I heard a piano and singing (what seemed to be Opera or something similar), at the beginning I thought it was a recording but, after walking a few steps, I saw that it was a woman inside a meeting room.
I sat in a bench in the hallway and during some minutes I listened to her singing and playing the piano, the music and her voice were beautiful and I got caught in the moment.
I thought about my grandfather and how much he loved music, I thought about the moments I spent with him and how much I miss him; while I was sitting in that bench I felt him close to me and for that I’m grateful.
The Local Library has always been one of my favorite places and after this last experience I love it even more.
Yesterday I was watching an old Season of Shark Week and it made think how, since I can remember, I always had a fascination for sharks.
One of the things on the top of my bucket list was to get into one of those cages that people use to see sharks closely (like on the Discovery Channel’s shows) and years ago when I traveled to Cancun, Mexico I had the opportunity to visit an Aquarium there. This aquarium had a tank with multiple sharks (nurse sharks, lemon sharks and I think even a bull shark).
I was really excited watching all those sharks trough the glass and even more when I realized that they had the option to get into the tank to watch them closely and even feed them (I thought: Ok, I’m going to do this now, I don’t think I’ll be going to a beach in South Africa or Australia in the near future).
After getting ready I got into an acrylic cage that was later placed inside the shark’s tank (one of the aquarium employees was in the cage too, giving instructions and for safety reasons).
Was I scared? Of course, even when I was safe in the cage I think is normal to be scared if there are sharks around you.
Was I excited? Definitely, maybe it was not a cage in the middle of the Sea but to watch the sharks so close was amazing and I’ll never forget it.
To finish this post I want to share with you a picture from that day (I’m holding a metal bar to feed the sharks with fish).