Monday, August 06, 2007

The Dude

I love the scene from ‘The Big Lebowski’ where ‘the Dude’ is shopping at the local grocer, in his bathrobe, while he pinches a carton of milk, and then sidles up to the checker with milk all over his lips--perfect! He sums up…he is dudeness. Something way down inside me really admires this guy--his lack of guile, simplicity, and complete disregard for the façade we all show to one another.

At this point in time, it’s not a matter of what I’m going to be when I grow up, that’s already been settled, but who or what I will be. I guess I need to believe that is still up for grabs. So, ‘the Dude’ pretty much does it for me, gives me goose bumps every time I see that scene from the movie. I’m thinking a cross between or perhaps inhabiting the space between ‘the Dude’ and someone like Henry Gieger would be good.

5 comments:

HollyGL said...

You know, I'm thinking "the dude" and Manas may have shared that "devil may care" attitude. Of course, I'm just guessing, but - either way - that kind of an outlook is sooo freeing. ...I would imagine. :)

kevin said...

Thank you Holly Golightly for the comment: I think you’re right; to use a cliché, both these guys don’t just think outside the box, but exist outside, thus the attraction.

Mark said...

Interesting choices! I have not seen this movie, however will now put it on my list.

CS said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I thin most of us wish we had it in us to completely not care what the world thought of us.

kevin said...

Mark & cs: thanks for the comments.