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  • ernststrohregenmantelrad
    Feb 5, 2003
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      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "Gerry" <gerryhsp@y...>
      wrote:
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      > Reply to Ernst's post #7119:
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      > >>Ich glaube, Sie haben keine Ahnung was Sie sagen. Falls,
      vermute ich daß Sie niemals den Fernsehendokumentar
      "Gnostics" von Border Television in England gesehen hat. Wenn
      Sie ihn gesehen hätte, würden Sie nicht schreiben was Sie
      geschieben hatten. Ich glaube, daß die Mädel nicht an die
      "Spacerace" dachte, sondern wie tagisch die ganze Situation ist.
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      > Die Teil 4 des Fernsehendokumentar "Gnostics" fängt mit
      dem Szene von der "Challenger" Explosion an. Zunächst redet
      Gilles Quispel im Dokumentar seine Erfahrung wärend des
      Krieges als er Kampfflugzeuge, die aus dem Himmel zerstörten,
      sah. Quispel dachte, das war ein schöner Anblick, aber auch
      tragisch. Er sagt dann, "Leben ist gleichzeitlich schön und
      tragisch." Und weiter sagt er, "Diese Gnostiker hatten recht. Das
      Universum hat doch ein Riß."<<
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      > Ernst, that quote is an excellent example, IMO, of how we view
      such events as we come to perceive the world as passersby.
      The imagery of witnessing such a sight (falling from the sky) and
      the paradox of the simultaneous "beauty and tragedy" in our lives
      remind me of another contemporary quote that similarly captures
      the moment. For anyone who missed the film, this comes from
      Kevin Spacey's character in American Beauty, and I think it's well
      worth the watching.
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      > I'd always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes
      the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a
      second at all. It stretches on forever like an ocean of time.
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      > For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching
      falling stars.
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      > And yellow leaves from the maple trees that lined our street.
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      > Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed
      like paper.
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      > And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand, new Firebird.
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      > And Janie--and Janie.
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      > And Carolyn.
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      > I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to
      me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the
      world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too
      much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst.
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      > And then I remember to relax and stop trying to hold onto it,
      and then it flows through me like rain. And I can't feel anything
      but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid, little life.
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      > You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure, but don't
      worry--you will someday.
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      > "Relax...," huh-I know from experience that it can be difficult, but
      certainly something to shoot for. ;-)
      >
      > Gerry


      Mir gefällt "Galaxy Song" in _Sinn des Leben.
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