I know you are not going to believe this, but HONEST, I am not writing this blog to get my stats up. I rarely even check on them anymore. In fact, I was shocked to realize today, since I rarely get comments, that I have a following. “You do love me.” Well, like at any rate.
So, when I mention Viggo Mortensen, please believe me, that I am not mentioning Viggo Mortensen to ratchet up ratings.
Viggo Mortensen is again in the news with his role in The Road (2009) and was referred to as being “complicated” in an article I read recently, and I apologize that I cannot find it to link here. It seemed to me that the author had no understanding of the person he is. Not that I would know what kind of person he is, having only read about a gazillion interviews of his, but never having met him.
But, I am thinking that he is actually a very simple person and not complicated at all.
Perhaps I can relate, as I have multiple artistic interests also and feel as though we have a lot in common. We both love the outdoors. He speaks approximately five languages fluently and I can speak, let’s see, exactly one. I was learning Amslan at one time and I have taken a Spanish class four times (obviously, not successfully). But, I think our joint passion for Dark Chocolate counts.
It seems that he is an honorable, honest person. I feel it is more complicated to be dishonorable and a liar as you have to keep all those lies straight. Although, the liars I know are not very good at it. And, you know who you are!!!
I think, as an artistic person, he is also simply entertained. Getting in his truck and taking off on a discovery road trip, spending hours sketching, photographing, spending your time as someone else, being honest are all, in my mind, simple enjoyable things.
Now, the guys who have to have their heads full of ringing cell phones, and Wall Street numbers, and never sitting still for one minute to be in their own head—those are the guys who are complicated.