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Deep truths of human nature revealed
on May 14, 2007
Fabulous music, to begin with. Love Bird York's "In The Deep."
It's not too accpetable in this day and age of political correctness to tell it like it really is. That's what this movie really does.
I suspect that we all like to think we're above the ugliness that can grow within, whether it be prejudice, ingratitude, materialism, favourtism, or the like. Things we thought we'd never say or do, given the right cirumstances, we suddenly find ourselves falling straight into. And ironically, we often learn about the existence of these things in us, from the very people whom we've despised for displaying these very traits.
But our arrogant self-righteousness falls off when we find ourselves face to face with ourselves. In Bird's song, she pinpoints it:
"Thought you had all the answers to rest your heart upon,
but something happens, don't see it coming, now you can't stop yourself.
Now you're out there swimming in the deep.
"Life keeps tumbling you heart in circles till you let go
till you shed your pride and climb to heaven, and you throw yourself off.
Now you're out there spinning in the deep."
If we think we're above anything or anyone and we think we've got it all figured out, we'd better watch out! Things are not always what they seem.