Probably the main theme of the book is about people who are afraid. Presumably they’re afraid of dying, and the result is that they’re afraid of living. Meanwhile, a teenage girl who has good reason to be afraid encounters these people who are afraid of life, and eventually realizes that a fear of life is no way to live. Despite a horrific thing that has happened in her recent past, she makes a conscious decision to live her life.
While traveling recently for a niece’s wedding, I saw that John Cusack will be at the Louisville Palace on August 1, 2019. I was tempted to buy a ticket (or two), but managed to control myself. :)
Mike (Pastor/Lawyer): Why’d you want to see me?
Sam (Prisoner): Papa told me you were a spiritual man, and that we need to help each other.
Mike: Help each other? Well ... you’re the one in jail.
Sam: [laughs] Well, there’s all kinds of jails. One of the worst is the prison of wrong thoughts. I was locked up there for many years until I found the key and opened the door.
(from the movie Mountain Top)
“They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you, my only son.”
~ Jor-El, the first Superman movie
I just started watching A Little Bit of Heaven, and of course the correct answer for Wish #3 is that you want to feel love.
“I just want something beautiful, Mo.”
“We all want something beautiful, Willie.”
We walked the narrow path,
Beneath the smoking skies.
Sometimes you can barely tell the difference
Between darkness and light.
Do we have faith
In what we believe?
The truest test is when we cannot,
When we cannot see.
I haven’t been back to Alaska in a while now, but this is what the movie theater in Homer, Alaska looked like the last time I was there.
“I met a dolphin down there, and I swear to God that dolphin looked not at me, but into my soul, into my goddamn soul, and said, ‘I’m saving you Megan.’ Not with his mouth, but he said it — I’m assuming telepathically — we had a connection that I don’t even know if I can explain.”
~ from the movie Bridesmaids
“Better to be on the edge of a party, don’t you think?”