Friday, March 03, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Alithea: There's no story about wishing that is not
a cautionary tale. None end happily. Not even
the ones that are supposed to be jokes.
Genie: But you and I are the authors of this
story, and we can avoid all traps.

It struck me just yesterday that I had totally forgotten to include George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing in my "runners-up" column for my favorite 2022 movies list, where it definitely belonged as I liked this movie a lot more than most people seemed to've. Here is my review where I said it is, "a weird little miracle, the kind of movie that doesn’t get made anymore, and we’re better off with it here, rubbing our bellies, granting our heart’s strangest unspoken desires." Anyway I feel lousy I forgot to include it since the movie didn't get enough love elsewhere, and doubly so since today is George Miller's birthday, so as my gift to him I'll be heading back to that post to add it in. And y'all should seek it out if you haven't managed to see it yet. I find it truly lovely, a poem for words and thoughts and finding someone who can cut through the deadening hum of the world to bring you a whisper of peace. joy, enlightenment once in awhile. 

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