Reality Check?

This weekend was one of those artistic moments where everything seems to synchronize together.  I have been reading The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami.  Friday night, we attended the play, These Shining Lives at Normandale College.  Today, we watched the Video of Isabel Allende’s book, The House of Spirits.  In Murakami’s book, I reached the part where an old Japanese WWII veteran tells his adventure of survival in Manchuria and Mongolia during the Japanese occupation beginning in 1937.  He survives knowing that he will not die on the continent, but returns as just a shell of a human with no feelings.   The House of Spirits follows three generations in a South American country from the 1920s to the 1960s.  The father who is a fighter but also a controller until it almost costs him this daughter and granddaughter.  Finally, These Shining Lives was performed on an experimental stage with only seats for 80.  We were right in the midst of the action of women working in a watch factory during the 1920s and 1930s.  They painted the radium dials on the faces.  The opening quote, “This isn’t a fairy tale, though it starts like one.  It’s not a tragedy, though it ends like one.” really catches my take on the world this weekend.  Life is life and all that we can do is live it.

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The journey of a single step begins with ideas of a thousand miles.
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One Response to Reality Check?

  1. Kristy Chai says:

    Well-thought out. Beautifully written. Tied up different form of media neatly expressing life. You forgot “Hugo”

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