Into the Wild


Sometimes escape takes the appearance of a great hideaway, a place we can move from all the things which have hurt us, all the “lies” we’ve been told. The only escape is acceptance, and learning to let go, and realizing the most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.  If we are willing to live, to know love, we must be willing to hurt, be willing to experience loss.  You cannot know what it means to feel comfortable at a comfortable temperature, until you’ve  experienced excessive cold or heat.  As we grow we have to do our best to learn which ones to let in, which ones to disregard, and to let ourselves off the hook, when we are placed in situations or put ourselves in situations in which we are betrayed.

Bleed.  Learn.  Love.  But never run, or we will spend our lives running, and always running to the wrong thing, this leaves us even more empty, and sometimes, dead.

This film is one that will stay with me as long as I live.  It was beautiful shot.  The directing of Sean Penn is flawless, and the music, even if hated before seeing this, will grow on you…and become another aspect you deeply enjoy. 

I give this film 5 stars.


~ by johnvardell on May 8, 2008.

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