-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back in time - The Magnificent Ambersons

Watching a few minutes of the movie "The Magnicent Ambersons" yesterday, again a trip back in time. You could say back to the forties at least when the movie was made, see Joseph Cotten and the rest when they were young, and alive actually, or further back, to the time of the story.
The scene I'm referring to they were out in a Brass Era Motorcar, don't know the make, in the movie it was supposed to be a Morgan, I believe. It was so real it was astounding. The car, new in the movie, was so old it had steel  wheels, in fact the car was basically a carriage.  An open car, they were using lap robes and winter clothes to stay warm, but I felt the cold just watching. They were stuck in the snow, steel rim wheels not only don't give much of a ride, they apparently don't give any traction in the snow. One of the women was talking about her father saying he was soon going to have wheels with rubber tires filled with air. "Filled with air," another exclaims, "what keeps them from exploding?"  Finally one of the men pushes the car until it finally gets a grip in the snow and takes off, as he jumps aboard the back.
A perfect example of movies being a window into the past.

No comments:

Post a Comment