Depatures

departuresWatched ‘Departures’ over the weekend, and it’s a movie that truly deserves to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Throughout the show,  it kept making me wonder about how life often turns out in the way you never thought it would. But the most touching aspect of the film for me is the notion of how acceptance and forgiveness can appear at the end of a long road like a cool shower of rain after a hot sunny day.

A Poison Tree (by William Blake)

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

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~ by irwin on March 10, 2009.

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