The cool breezes of October help blow away our old stale thoughts. The winds serve us as they swirl around and stir things up like the rotating leaves in a cesspool.
Those negative things float to the top like fallen leaves that have left their life source. They are no longer important nor do they contribute to our well-being. They will soon be in big trash bags like the gathered leaves waiting to be crushed and thrown away.
Those worn-out notions, beliefs and error thoughts will disappear along with an array of false friends and acquaintances. They can no longer attach themselves to our lives and pretend to be genuinely concerned about our welfare. The seasons change and we must change with them.
The fluttering leaves have fallen from the living tree. They have served their purpose though they once offered us a sense of beauty. But time moves on and as nature continues on its course, we graciously sweep up the discarded.
We get ready for our personal harvests to arrive and we know that in just a matter of time we will gleefully exclaim, “Behold, I will do a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19)
Lynn M. October 13, 2018
We often go to see a movie as a form of escapism or a reprieve from everyday life. Yet, when I saw the new A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, I thought, “Now this is art- a movie of real though sometimes raw substance.”
The credits at the end of the movie revealed that many of the songs had been written by each of them. Wow! A lot of real talent was involved in this piece and it is not only worth viewing a second time but should include the purchase of the soundtrack.
In A Star is Born, we are able to see a well-developed relationship between Jackson and Ally. We see them go through many of life’s ups and downs together and we unfortunately see them outgrow each other. It is all true of real life. People come into our lives for a reason and a season.
I will not spend time here rehashing the plot because I would not want to spoil anyone’s chances to witness these art forms at their best on the big screen. We know that it is a boy meets girl movie or shall I say husband meets wife.
The mere fact that both are musicians pushes the entertainment level up many notches. He’s a rocker doing his thing and her performances reminded me of a little bit of Janis Joplin and at other times, Carole King.
It is the first time that we see Lady Gaga’s (Ally) natural beauty. It made me wonder why stars adorn themselves where they are barely recognizable. I liked her in this role because we see get to see her. Bradley Cooper (Jackson) reveals sides of his character that haven’t been displayed in his other roles. Their chemistry is steamy and they take us on a memorable voyage.
In closing, I would say that even though we are imperfect beings, this movie shows how we are all interconnected and sometimes, it takes that certain someone to hoist us up and put us on our charted path!
Lynn M. October 8, 2018