Monday, October 21

“…we birth our future”

Today I saw Cloud Atlas. Apparently many people didn’t like it. I was left feeling that I just needed to see it maybe two more times or read the book since so much was happening. I will admit to liking it tho!

I watched it with someone I “get” and who “gets me”, which made it for me on another level I think, because we were able to comment and understand in unison.

There was a part in the film that stood out. I had to write it down because it was so resonating for me.

Somni-451 says, “To be is to be perceived. And so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other. The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time. Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

I know this is a little deep, but I totally feel these words. Who you are has everything to do with the people you interact with and those “in” your life. If you only had miserable people in your life, you would be a totally different person from someone who only has happy people in their life. Every spoken word by you and others, if given any one dominant feel, would completely shape you and mold you into a specific person. In most cases without your control. You would be a “product of your environment.” Actually, we still are, we just don’t tend to have one dominant element in life influencing us.

So, I totally believe that our lives are the “consequences of our words and deeds” and that “by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future”. And by future I don’t necessarily mean next week or next month. I mean our future in years, and decades. The person we will be -having the benefit of dying of old age. And maybe, who that person is at that point can directly influence the quality of door you encounter when you die. I’m referring to her later quote: “I believe death is only a door, when it closes, another opens. If I care to imagine heaven. I would imagine a door opening. And behind it, I would find him there, waiting for me.”

This photo is one I took today. The clouds today were full of beauty in a very blue sky, and so although the pic doesn't ever-so match the mood of the post, the cloud theme of today is accurate, and the pic and post do tie it up for me.

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