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a few more thoughts…..

I have a few more thoughts on the Passion movie, I saw Mel Gibson on Jay Leno last night and it made me think of some stuff i left out. I think that Mel Gibson is such a brave person for putting his faith on display for the world. I know for me, my faith is one of the most personal things in my life, and although I like to talk about it to people, it is so very personal. I end up feeling attached to people I talk to about my faith, and this is dangerous sometimes, not necessarily a bad thing, but just a scary thing. So I am very impressed with this man. More importantly, I was amazed by the audience of the leno show last night, they were unbelievably supportive of Mel, and they cheered for him and laughed with him like he was their best friend in the whole world and they wanted to make sure he wasn’t being bullied, and they wanted to make sure he was being supported. It was really unbelievable. It was the kind of audience you would have expected if they had all known Mel personally and liked him. I guess that is what people feel like after watching the movie, because he opened himself up to people, they now feel a connection and an investment in him. It was so different from how Diane Sawyer treated him. Jay seemed really impressed, and I don’t know anything about Jay’s faith, but he seemed to have appreciated the movie in a similar fashion to how I appreciated it. My favorite thing that was said, Jay was talking about the movie and the way the violence affected him, and he said, “when you watch most violent movies, you feel like you are the one inflicting the pain, you are the one throwing the punch. But with this movie, the violence makes you feel like you are the one being punched, and that is the difference.” I thought this was a very appropriate analogy. okay, I am going to class.

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The Passion movie

I saw the Passion movie last night, and I thought it was a very well done movie, but people need to accept it for what it is and not for what they want it to be. It was terribly graphic and violent, but no more violent than the probably reality. I thought all the actors did an exceptional job, I love Jim Caviezel, he was wonderful. I also really liked the actor who played Pilate, and the actress who played Pilate’s wife. But the best part in the movie was that of Mary, the mother of Jesus, every scene she was in was spectacular. Satan was very creepy, but very appropriate. some people are going to hate this movie, but it is going to be for reasons that have nothing to do with the true meaning of the film. the point of the film was for Mel Gibson to express what the Passion meant to him, and to remind people what Jesus suffered for the world at large and to humanize Jesus for people. There were also certain Catholic artifacts, I guess you could call them, I can’t think of the word right now, but many cathedrals in Europe have holy artifacts that were recovered from the holy land during the crusades and at other times, some examples, the shroud that Jesus’s body was wrapped in (this one wasn’t used in the film), but in Rome, there are a set of wooden steps the Constantine’s mother brought back from Jerusalem, and you can only go up these steps on your knees, so when go to see these steps, there are people crawling up them, supposedly they are the steps that Jesus walked up when he was being judged by Pilate, and in the movie Jesus ascends steps to talk to Pilate, and also there is a women who wipes Jesus’s face with a white cloth, and a cloth with an imprint of Jesus’s face in blood is another example of an artifact. I don’t think that this in any way detracts from the movie, it is just interesting because Mel Gibson is catholic, and someone of another denomination might not have thought to include this sort of thing. I don’t know, I just thought it was interesting. People need to take away the over all message of this movie and not concentrate on small deviations from their own ideas.

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snow day!!!!

since I didn’t get any of my work done yesterday, I decided to get up early and read before my 11:30 class (I don’t know who I was kidding). So when I woke up this morning, I hit the snooze and decided that reading wasn’t that important. Then i remembered that it was suppose to snow/ice last night, so I hopped out of bed and was so excited to discover that the ground was covered in snow and there was an email from the university giving me the day off. after jumping on my roommates, calling my mom and cristina, I crawled back in my bed and watched some quality morning television. after the mummy road show and a documentary on sharks, I passed out for a little snow nap. Around 11:30, Katie and I decided that we needed some food, so we set out for Bi Lo, came home, cooked spaghetti and watched the end of the young and the restless (katie’s choice). Jennifer emerged from her room to eat with us. Now I am watching E! hollywood story and national geographic’s living dangerously, contemplating the work that I need to do, and what work I can do, since the law school is locked up tight. So I think i might go eat some cookies. I don’t know if we will have school tomorrow, but who knows. I might go stir crazy. but maybe I will clean up my room….

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Storypeople story of the day

There are some days when no matter what I say it feels like I’m far away in another country & whoever is doing the translating has had far too much to drink ~ b. andreas

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Ash Wednesday

Due to the fact that it was cold, raining, and dark this morning and the fact that I have been very dedicated and studious lately, I decided that I deserved a personal day (or at least a half day). Those of you who have lived with me in the past are aware that personal days are very important to my personal sanity and happiness. Personal days involve not getting out of bed in the morning except to get a big coke and a chicken biscuit, and/or some kind of chocolate (maybe a cookie?) and curling up with some big pillows, a heating pad in the winter, and either a good book or a movie. Today my personal day was less frivolous than normal, it simply involved sleeping until noon. everyone should engage in this very re-energizing activity, my mom is very good at it. Oh, and it has to be a day when you have something else you should be doing, that is the key. Not something you HAVE to be doing, but something you need to do, but that can be skipped or postponed. Theni bought some uncrustables at Kroger, and went to school. Now I am in the library pretending to do work. Maggie is coming to get me soon and we are heading to an Ash Wednesday service at first methodist. we were going to go to the episcopal center, but we didn’t have time to make it. Tonight I am going to see the Passion movie with Jennifer and Bizzy. I was going to miss the first section Z softball game, but it got rained out, which is good. I think I am going to go home this weekend to go to the Willie Nelson concert with Travers, but I haven’t decided. I also haven’t decided what I am going to give up for lent, which is a problem because it started today, so I am limited to things I haven’t done today. suggestions are welcomed. Okay, I am going to go get my act together, tomorrow I am going to be super productive and useful and important all at the same time.

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in an effort to waste precious time while updating the people in my life whom I can’t ever get it together enough to call about my life, I have decided that a live journal is appropriate. since I somehow still have time during the day to waste after doing the crossword puzzle and playing on storypeople.com, livejournal.com is serving the important purpose of making sure I get nothing done. I can’t image how productive I would be without the internet, but I can imagine how bored and understimulated. So, we turned in our briefs yesterday, and since then I have been unable to re-concentrate my efforts in the direction of my classes. and my classes are feeling a little neglected. especially my civil procedure book and my property book. I know they are taking it personally and were rather jealous of my writing book, which is ridiculous because writing book has been ignored all year and has again been abandoned permenately. Cristina and I are hiding in the annex because we (well, mostly me) are not very good at staying focused when people are walking around. I think two loves of my life, Betsy and Nick, are coming to visit me this weekend (or maybe they are coming to see pat green, I get confused), and I am very excited. I saw darling engaged Ashley on Sunday, and we sat outside starbucks and watched the big clock tick the day away while we chatted about diamonds, weightloss, sex, georgia, crushes, and a little bit of gossip in the sunshine. Last night the law school had a party for us, which was lots of fun…..I didn’t get too drunk, and I got a good night’s sleep. okay, now I am going to go get some actual work done.

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