Wednesday, September 14

Tick, Tock Goes the Cookoo Clock

Oh, I haven't updated in such a long time! There is so much to talk about and so little space (well actually, there is infinite space, since this is the internet). I have so many things that I want to say, but I don't feel that I have the words or understanding to express them. There has been a lot of interesting things that I've been reading or watching or, hearing, etc. I feel like its all accumulated and built up in my head up to this point, but I can't express them.

Well, first things first. Everyone needs to go see Unleashed with Jet Li. I know, a lot of you are probably rolling your eyes and thinking "yeah, right". Here's my advice to you, stop thinking! I know that the plot is a little unrealistic. So what? Go, watch the movie and just enjoy it. People spend too much time today analyzing things. They can't see or understand the mystery that accompanies everyday life. If you get too tied up in the problems you miss out on the little God-pictures. I went to see the movie just for the sake of it. I wasn't expecting some deeper meaning or amazing plot to suddenly develop, I just went. But wow, guys, I mean really, WOW. In the middle of the movie I was hit with this revelation about the events happening in the story. There was some powerful spiritual messages in there. It was really amazing. I don't want to give anything away for those of you who go rent it, or whatever. I am going to say these few things however, I'll try not to spoil it for anyone. There is this one character who is played by Morgan Freeman (yay!), and he makes his living tuning pianos. Throughout the story he guides Danny (Jet Li) down this road of redemption, and in the end it's only when Danny is at his weakest that Freeman can really step in and make things right in his life. And there is so much more, temptation, sin, the Enemy coming in and trying to ring your bells, to call people back to worship at their alters away from God... I'm telling you, It was really profound.

Second thing before I tie everything up, go read C.S. Lewis' Space trilogy. It begins with Out of the Silent Planet, continues in Perelandra, and ends in That Hideous Strength. Wow, another hard core testimony to how God can work in our live through any type of modern day media. Of course, C.S. Lewis was purposely trying to create this fictional environment to reflect the majesty and mystery of God, but there is so much there that is revealed... I can hardly understand it myself. I was telling my dad earlier that I've never read something that resonated as so true in my soul, that made so much sense; but was so hard for me to grasp. I had to put Perelandra down and graduate down to The Hobbit. But do you understand what I'm trying to say about the book? What he was describing made so much sense, seemed so right, that I couldn't process what I was reading. I was reading the part of the book where Ransom (the main character) meets this literary representation of Eve before the Fall. I had never understood what living in the garden had meant, or the concept of being without sin... And there was so much more! I'm still, ah! I can't explain what I'm feeling. There are so many concepts that Lewis illustrates that have never seemed so plain or so beautiful.

At first it was almost intolerable . . . But later on, he discovered that it was intolerable only at certain moments . . . When a man asserts his own independence and feels that now at last he's on his own. When you felt like that, then the very air seemed too crowded to breathe; a complete fullness seemed to be excluding you from a place which, nevertheless, you were unable to leave. But then you gave into the thing, gave yourself up to it, there was no burden to be borne. It became not a load but a medium, a sort of splendor as of eatable, drinkable, breathable gold, which fed and carried you and not only poured into you but out from you as well. Taken the wrong way it suffocated; taken the right way, it made terrestrial life seem, by comparison, a vacuum.

Perelandra, C.S. Lewis


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September 14, 2005 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I just finished That Hideous Strength this afternoon at the coffee shop. It took forever to read those 50 pages just because there was SO much packed into them. I kept rereading because I didn't want to miss anything. I'm kinda looking forward to starting something a little simpler (I actually was thinking of The Hobbit myself, since I need to reread LOTR!) But isn't it amazing to get some idea of what the Garden was really like? I mean, even when I really tried to imagine it, which probably hasn't been since I was a kid, I never got close to what Lewis describes. And yet, it connects to that longing inside you and you know that it's true and that it's the way things were meant to be. Quote from That Hideous Strength, when Perelandra enters the room: " him also the inconsolable wound with which man is born waked and ached at this touching." I think it's so easy to not understand what we've lost and therefore not to miss it, because we think this is all there is. We don't even realize what we've lost.

On a related note, in case you care, I plan on posting on my blog again soon, partly about a revelation I had today relating to this. So be sure to check. ;)

And babe... it's "Perelandra", with an "e". ;)

September 15, 2005 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey sara this is annonoymous (tell me if i spelled that right please!!) i think that this is a friggin' awesome blog!! rock on dude just saying tht i know it has nothing to do with the post and who is annonymous?? the other one. next post could you try to answer some of my questions thx oh and tell us all about your craaaazy art life thx :D oh and P.S. i am matthew your lil bro.

October 25, 2005 7:30 PM  

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