Le Beau sous les trois espèces: Poésie, Amour, Provence– Mistral
Moonrise Kingdom -- see it twice!
(A) story of destruction, is also a story of rebirth—of couples paired off under divine authority. “Moonrise Kingdom” poses a vast question: Who are the righteous? Those whose love is true and beautiful. It’s proven true by their readiness to face danger, even death; it’s proven beautiful by their sense of style, which, in Anderson’s world, is the touchstone of great emotion and the noble...
No one living has enough emotion and vigor to fight the inevitable and, at the...
The ability to thrive with ambiguity must become part of our everyday lives.
My films are intended as polemical statements against the American ‘barrel...– Michael Haneke
Amour - Cannes Film Festival 2012
“Isn’t it beautiful?” asks Emmanuelle Riva’s elderly, withering Anna while flicking through a photo album at the kitchen table. “What?” asks her doting husband George, heartbreakingly played by the great Jean-Louis Trintignant. “Life,” she replies, with a pensive sigh. It’s hard to believe that this dialogue exchange appears in a film with Michael Haneke’s name on the opening credits, but it...
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …
“Good things come from a quiet place: study, prayer, music, transformation, worship, communion. The words ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ are all but synonymous, and are often spoken in the same breath. A quiet place is the think tank of the soul, the spawning ground of truth and beauty.” Trent Gilliss,
Letting Go by Atul Gawande
The New Yorker — For all but our most recent history, dying was typically a brief process. Whether the cause was childhood infection, difficult childbirth, heart attack, or pneumonia, the interval between recognizing that you had a life-threatening ailment and death was often just a matter of days or weeks. Consider how our Presidents died before the modern era. George Washington developed a...
Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a...– Gail Rubin Bereny