I really find the later part of the novel the most interesting. I really like these kinds of stories, where the ending is open for reflection and also for the reader to think about what really happened. Was it just a great misunderstanding, or did Ellie really travel in space and time? Well I guess that’s for each and every one of us to think about. My personal thought about this is that she did, and her experience was all there to tell us that we should not strive to find out every single truth about everything, since all we need to know is already inside us. We do not need to travel 11 million light years to find out the simple truth about our lives, we just need to lay down close our eyes and there it is, Right here and right now. In the end we are all humans, what is there to find out in some other galaxy? The mystery of space and time is not for us to unravel, for each answer one thousand new questions will arise. So next time you look at the sky, just open your eyes, relax, and feel the greatness of creation fill you. But trying to understand it, no that is not for us to do.
söndag 4 november 2007
The movie starts off with Johnny as a child, telling something about his background, family status and relationships. As in many biographies, the relationship between Johnny and his father and family comes to be a key point throughout the movie as it affects Johnny a great deal in the decisions made in his life and career.
The movie really shows the struggle that Johnny had to through when he started to get famous. Having promised to love his newly wed wife at home, while at the same time starting a new life on the roads, he surely had a hard time. I have no doubt that he truly loved her, but the life as a rock star was full of temptations and loneliness. Seeing the movie, one understands that the choices he made were never easy for him. I think he was a faithful man, never wanting to turn his back against his family.
I have listened to Johnny Cash before, but after seeing the movie a new light fell upon some of his most famous songs. I must admit I almost cried occationally. Seeing the movie was a truly joyful and very romantic experience, although it had both tragic and sad elements in it.
I rate the movie 9 out of 10.
For anyone interrested in musical history, this is a must see.