Thursday, January 8, 2009
In Honor of Aunt Janet
I just re-watched one of my favorite movies of all time, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring in honor of my Aunt Janet who just passed away this morning. She was Buddhist and my dad was talking about how peaceful she was as she got all her things in order before she died (she had a brain tumor so she's known for a while that she didn't have much time left) and he credited a lot of that to her strong faith. One of the things I love about the movie is how it shows the cyclical nature of life (and moving on to a higher plane each time around) through the lives of Buddhist monks who live on a monastery that floats in the middle of a lake. The movie is very optimistic and reassuring and peaceful and beautiful. I highly recommend it to everyone. If you want to borrow it, I'd be happy to lend it to you.