I finally saw the move Birdman, and I can’t recommend it enough. From the first to the last scenes, it’s an amazingly beautiful, provocative, dark, funny and even uplifting movie, in a weird sort of way. I won’t give anything away (here’s a good review if you want to know more about the story), but the movie struck me as being ultimately about how we’re all deluded about who we really are. Which made me think of this wonderful and unlikely quote from Albert Einstein:
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Worth keeping in mind as we approach the holidays.
Have a great Thanksgiving!