Thursday, March 20, 2008

Contact....


"You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other."



"Contact" - movie 1997

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21 comments:

Sober Briquette said...

sometimes, it's lonely being with others, because we're unable to "connect" with the ones we're with. perhaps that's where we're going wrong? We're not recognizing that each being has a kernel of the divine, and that is our connection.

Rima said...

I love what SB said! I've been reading a lot about near death experiences, and one thing that always strikes me is that people who "come back from the other side" often say their experience elucidated the fact that every one of us has a sliver of the Great Light within us, and this is what connects us at the core.

MsLittlePea said...

I liked the, "beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares," part. So true

we_be_toys said...

"I'm okay to go!"
I just watched that again recently! Such a good movie! Of course, Matthew McConnaughy isn't hard on the eyes either!

Casdok said...

Love the picture. Yes we are capable of so much. Yet sometimes we forget.

Janet said...

I love that last part.

Jana B said...

That photo is gorgious!!!!

Mel said...

True.

Angela said...

I love that movie and had totally forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder.

crazymumma said...

these days I am feeling very alone, not with my children, but with my husband.

On the other hand. I loved that movie.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Loved the movie. And yes, we are an interesting species, full of contradictions. We could be really great if we would stop obstructing our own progress.

Girl on the Run... said...

That is so beautiful! I am going to have to rent that movie and watch it again! Hope all is well with you! M

slouching mom said...

i absolutely loved that movie. thanks for reminding me of it.

the psycho therapist said...

An all time favorite movie: the ending scenes totally validated my understanding of reality.

And ya know, they should've sent a poet. Ellie Arroway was right. (wink)

hele said...

Three such beautiful and gentle posts.

I thought about what you said in your comment - I always had other people looking after me. It is only recently - after beating a drug addiction with which I almost killed me - that I started becoming looking out for myself. After all the things I put myself through when I was younger, I always feel a bit of fear going into a stressful period - will I make it this time?

Amy Y said...

I love that movie... but you picked the best part :) :)

Hope you are well today.

Christine said...

you know, i've always loved, loved, loved that movie.

Running on empty

Mary said...

We all need to remember those words. Very true.

Gillian said...

This movie touched me on so many levels.
It actually helped me have "faith".
Much love to you, Happy EAster.
xo

Catherine said...

I actually remember that quote from when I saw the movie years ago. Thanks. :)

Say It said...

Contact and touch are so important. Without it, I know that I become cranky and isolate myself. The more I stand alone the more miserable I get, the more no one wants to be around me. With touch and love, I am as warm and friendly as a golden retriver puppy!