You want to hear my immediate reactions to a ghost story (@ghoststorymovie
)? here ‘goes.
this movie will make your bones ache from the inside out.
it will make you sit, alone in the dark.
it will lead you deep into yourself and then leave you there to question your purpose.
it will stir emotions so complex you won’t know remember how to get out of your chair.
it will peel back the layers of your soul one at time like an onion until the fragile core of your humanity burns from the light.
or at least that’s what it did to me.
these sorts of experiences are rare and special and why art is so indespensable.
i cried. hard. not during, after.
i cry a lot more now that i’m middle aged. maybe that’s good. maybe the more i learn about life, the more of a miracle it seems. and maybe the more of a miracle it seems the more a singularity comes into focus—love. that’s all we have and will ever have. everything else will fall away.
cherish the moment.
i haven’t found a better set of words yet, so: “go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. [...]
you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. therefore be at peace with god, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. with all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. be cheerful.
strive to be happy.” *
as far as i’ve yet seen, that’s all there is.
get your head right and watch this film in the dark when it’s quiet. listen to it and let it flow through you. ..
[*from “desiderata” by max ehrman.]
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