Haunted by Ourselves // “The Hunt”

On realism and the dark material of our lives.   The world is full of evil, but if we hold onto each other, it will go away.             Theo, The Hunt (2012) And when you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.             Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886)… Continue reading Haunted by Ourselves // “The Hunt”

Step 1: Form a Tragedy // “Magnolia”

On lying to make people feel bad.   And we generally say, "Well, if that was in a movie, I wouldn't believe it." Someone's so-and-so met someone else's so-and-so and so on. And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that strange things happen all the time. And so it goes, and so… Continue reading Step 1: Form a Tragedy // “Magnolia”

A Natural History of Law and Grace // “The Tree of Life”

On learning to love every leaf.   “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth … when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”             (Job 38: 4, 7) “Unless you love, your life will pass you by. Do you cling to them – wonder,… Continue reading A Natural History of Law and Grace // “The Tree of Life”