More than Mere Suggestions

When Tim (not his real name) mentioned he had not seen many movies but was interested in good recommendations, I became quite excited.  I began describing the ins and outs of some favorite movies; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In America, Sunshine Cleaning.  I told him about pain and loss and memory and joy and family and healing.  I told him that these and other movies had played an important part in developing my faith and sense of self.  And then something hit me and I blurted, “Oh wa … [Read more...]

Vonnegut's Breakfast… and so on.

In high school, my humanities class was assigned to create a work of art bearing similarity to the work of an artist we admired.  I did photography - a cop-out to say the least.  However, a classmate wrote a few chapters of a novel with a fictional plot, while also including herself autobiographically in the story as well.  The paragraphs were short and direct, but they jumped all over, addressing a plethora of topics.  Her work was intended to reflect the style of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut was and … [Read more...]