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When life’s a pretty funny irony

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When life’s a pretty funny irony

Okay, one thing’s for sure.

We’ve been arguing since.. forever about His form, His authenticity, His existence. We all have our own beliefs and mine are very strong. I know deep inside, and I’ve always believed that there is something out there, because I’ve reached out and have been helped. Every time. I’ve asked for signs and I’ve received them, only because I’ve been searching for meanings in everything that happens to me. Maybe it’s my hope that I believe in, it doesn’t matter. It keeps me moving, it keeps me dreaming, it keeps me sane and working. Mostly it just makes me happy. It makes me be kinder to those around me and more appreciative of their general existence ( even if sometimes I can’t help being annoyed with the world). It’s my own way of doing things and I have the right to have that.

But, we have to give Him one thing, whatever He, She, It is; be it a force, a deity, some kind of angel, It has a sense of humour. I don’t care if you believe only in the mere existence of the universe; then the universe has a sense of humour. I mean, how could It not? Even if sometimes it’s kind of a twisted one… . Have you ever begged in all seriousness only to be rewarded with a laugh-out-loud experience? You surely have, even if you didn’t notice. Try that: put your iPod on shuffle and the first song that comes on describes your next summer. Funnily crazy, right? It almost fits?  WHO does that, really? Have you ever noticed the paradoxes that surround us, the dreams that we achieve, only to realise they were never meant to make us happy, the perfect synchronising of a song when you think about someone, the meeting with that person you would have done everything to avoid? If that’s not a stunning sense of humour, I don’t know what it is. Frankly, I’d do it to if I could have, you know, absolute and unlimited power over every living thing. I’d mess them up, too.

 

 

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Learning time: Life of Pi

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I have just turnee home from the cinema and I am confused. I watched Life of Pi. I didn’t read the book before, as I should have, but the movie was utterly gorgeous. And very confusing. While I understand most allegories ( after searching for meaning on the Internet and long debating with my friend ) I am quite sure half of the movie’s meanings are still an enigma to me.
Life of Pi is a movie that needs to be seen twice, maybe even three times to be completely understood. Happily, it’s a story that leaves everybody to draw their own conclusion. Happily, or sadly, because it became more of a torture to me.
I gather that the Animal story as well as the human story represent the faces of religion. If you are ready to embrace the fantastic story, the miracles, with its good and bad, the faith and the unbelievable, or if you like to rather settle for a more realistic view, a rational explanation.
The movie itself is a visual masterpiece, and a journey which will definitely make you question a lot of things.
Which is what I love most. Leaving the cinema, thinking…

Now, that is one thing I couldn’t have done! That is a way of putting things!

“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they’ve been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”

~ Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things

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