Bagdad Cafe - I am Calling you

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Real Estate Agent with BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties BRE# 01442690

Bagdad CafeI just watched Bagdad Cafe, a movie made the same year I moved to San Francisco. I know it was a famous, well known movie, but I've never seen it, until tonight. It's a German movie about a German woman, who while on vacation with her husband in the Mojave desert, breaks up with him and walks the highway to the nearest truck stop / motel.

The truck stop's owner breaks up with her husband, and after a fiery beginning the owner, Brenda, and the German, Jasmin become fast friends. Jasmin's husband left a magic set in the suitcase Jasmin took, and somehow, Jasmin transforms herself , the Bagdad Cafe and everyone there.

The title song, I am Calling You, is very haunting, I can't get it out of my head.   

I am calling you
A hot dry wind blows right through me
The baby's crying and I can't sleep
But we both know a change is coming
coming closer, sweet release

There must be an analogy here.  This bring so many thoughts to mind. I just learned that the Bagdad Cafe in San Francisco closed on March 31st. My car was stolen and at first I wanted it back, but now I don't - it brings bad thoughts to me now. An agent may be leaving my office, but another one may be joining - it's all about change. Our office is changing and also growing - we have to, nothing stays the same forever. The real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area has changed. There are a lot more options and possibilities for buyers. And on the flip side, if you have  a high end home in a great neighborhood, there is also a lot of demand. National news stories that generalize about the market can't even begin to understand or explain what is going on at a neighborhood level. Everything changes, and sometimes that is really GOOD. There's still a lot of MAGIC out there, you just have to be able to notice it.

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John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

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Sheila Anderson
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John, good post but correct the spelling in your title.

Jun 18, 2011 07:33 AM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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Life is ever changing............the most consistent thing on our journey is the "inconsistency", no matter what age.  There is a lot of "magic" out there, and we have to keep ourselves open for it.  Excellent post John.

Jun 18, 2011 07:46 AM #2
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John M. Scott
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Oh the embarrassment Sheila. Thank you!!

Jun 18, 2011 12:52 PM #3
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John M. Scott
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Thank you Roger. I wanted to share my thoughts on the movie but wasn't sure how to relate it to anything Activerainers would care about. So I just started writing. And this post happened.

Jun 18, 2011 12:55 PM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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And it happened quite well John.............a great read.

Jun 18, 2011 03:58 PM #5
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Jane Peters
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I am pretty sure I saw this film, but for the life of me can't remember it.  And yes, magic is out there.  You just have to find it.

Jun 18, 2011 06:14 PM #6
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Jane, just click on the youtube link for the song, I'm sure it will bring it all back! Thanks for commenting. We just have to look for the MAGIC!

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