Tomorrow Is Four Years!

rose petals in the shape of a heart and outlined wiht candles

Sybilla: What becomes of us?
Balin: The world will decide. The world always decides.

~ Kingdom of Heaven (2005)


As my post yesterday stated, I had planned to share a special edition post today.

But I think that yesterday’s post and my latest words –a love letter– deserve to have a wee bit of distance between them; so, please, stay tuned until next Monday, November 21, 2016.

Until then, I wish… I hope…

Truth: Ugly, Brutal, Real

Ridley Scott’s epic film Kingdom of Heaven (2005) stars Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Jeremy Irons, Eva Green, and host of others.

This is a film about ideas–substantial ones. And it is about truth that is ugly, brutal, but real.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) DVD cover

For those whose minds are engaged in thoughtful considerations, this film’s dialogue is like spending an entire day with a beautiful being to whom you are supremely attracted to but may only engage in foreplay above the shoulders — and nothing more.

It is suffering. It is sublime. It is exquisite.

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Right Is Wrong, Wrong Is Right?

Tristan + Isolde (2006), starring James Franco as Tristan and Rufus Sewell as Lord Marke includes every single context — loss, greed, the insatiable thirst for world domination, jealousy, sibling rivalry, bravery, loyalty, love, and betrayal — humankind has grappled with since the first human was molded from dust and given the breath of life.

For me, this is enough to make it a perfect film, but this is not where its perfection lies. No, its true perfection, ultimately, lies in these essential questions it puts to us:

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