Thursday, June 4, 2009
I've been musing a great deal about the passage of time. My last post was all about the subject. My post for the new year was along the same lines. My father-in-law is terminally ill and that has me thinking of the impermanence of life. I guess a blog titled "Empty Nest Evolution" is bound to be engaged in an ongoing dialog of life, death and meaning.
Tuesday night, my husband and I finally saw "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and, from the opening, I knew I had my image for Theme Thursday as well as a natural continuation of my thoughts.
This movie trailer is a bit lengthy but will give you a sense of the film. There are talking heads at the end who are not necessary to much of anything other than the web site from which this is lifted. The movie is flawed, over long (2:48), too sentimental, occasionally non-sensical with characters making choices that seem to go against their nature, etc. But it has its moments and I like what it represents: the moments we get, the moments we don't get back.