I first started watching Twin Peaks several months ago because Netflix recommended it. During the title scene, which lasted forever, I got bored and turned it off. I figured it was too “dated” for me – all the colors were muddy in that VHS sort of way, and the music sounded like an overproduction of synthesizer chords. But for some reason, a few days later, I gave it another go. Maybe I was just curious about Laura Palmer. At first it was painstakingly slow for me. But the second Agent Cooper arrived, talking to Diane in his tape recorder, in search of pie, I knew I was hooked.
I was so hooked, in fact, that I became one of those fans. Like everyone else, I grew to love the characters. I loved the quarks, and I even started loving the long, dramatic scenes, because it was so different than what I’m used to today. And then, just when you think it can’t get better, there will be random inserts of brilliant philosophy on life and spirituality, and somehow it completely fit in the small town vibe.
Let’s just say I grew to LOVE Twin Peaks. And I mean LOVE. I feel like it will be part of me forever. I feel better for watching it, and there’s a warm spot in my heart when I think of it. Even though it was only 2 seasons long, it was done so well and has already gathered a cult following. Also, it makes me want to pack up and move to a small town for the summer, and go find a little diner to call home.
So anyway, I knew I had to do something to commemorate this fun time. Shows like this only come around once in a while, ones that you really fall in love with. So I put together some imagery that makes me feel like part of the scene. The show may be over, but I had to somehow capture that feeling. The entire time I was making this I was listened to thunder and rain sounds (found here), which also helped the mood. I was thinking it would be fun to throw a Twin Peaks brunch party, with donuts and coffee, and decorations you’d find at the Great Northern Hotel. Or maybe there’s a future Halloween costume in all of this? We’ll see. Love my Twin Peaks. ❤ ❤