One of the themes at the movies asks if there is more to this life. It is there in horrors — something other worldly and usually rotten invades the real world — it is there in drama — as in At Eternity’s Gate (2018) where Van Gogh needs something more to paint on his canvas, perhaps a glimpse of the after world in its goodness is seen in nature. Is it there in spiritual fantasy — Field of Dreams (1989) where a voice guides a farmer to build baseball stadium, and in biblical epics — King of Kings (1961) where the Son of God ‘arrives’ on earth as a man. In my experience, there is more to this life, and in the experience of others. From a Christian perspective, the language of the Christian’s book, the Bible, is spiritual and informs us of a God beyond this world and involved with this world and in Jesus Christ who can give spiritual life to spiritually dead people. Yes, there is more to this life.
If an artist spends a lot of time alone, does the artist have time for people, or do artists obsess over art? And does the worth we want to convey in our art somehow diluted by our neglect of real life, people and life’s concerns? I would like to think not.
Lonely, uncrowded spaces–Pete’s pleasures
Someone may win the big race in the sky, but until you have atoned for the world’s sins you’ll have something to talk about.–Pete’s quotes
Theologians are doubters who are trying to resolve their unresolved issues over whether God exists.— Pete’s quotes