Sunday, November 27, 2011

#331 / Melancholia

Lars von Trier
is a filmmaker. His new movie, Melancholia, made an impression on me. I recommend it.

Is our sometimes experienced sense of depression and desolation really just an unrecognized "recognition" of the coming end of our world?

We may try to hide it from our understanding, and ignore its implications, but the truth is that there is no way that we can "save" our lives. There is no "magic cave" to insulate us from the reality of our situation.

In the movie, the world of Nature, our Earth, is a metaphor for the world that we in fact create ourselves: a world that is always coming to an end. A world that is always ready to begin.

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