Tuesday, October 25, 2016


While watching the end of the show, "This Is Us," there was a beautiful monologuish moment where one of the main characters speaks about death.  And, specifically, the episode highlights the fact that his and his siblings' father died a number of years ago.  He shows his nieces a painting that looks a bit like a Jackson Pollock.  The talk, as a whole, is very existential, that we are all connected, there is no end, no beginning.

Not the painting from the show, but you get the idea.

"It's kind of beautiful, right, if you think about it: the fact that just because someone dies, just because you can't see them or talk to them anymore, it doesn't mean they're not still in the painting.  I think maybe that's the point of the whole thing.  There's no dying.  There's no you or me or them; it's just us.  And this sloppy, wild, colorful magical thing that has no beginning and no end, it's right here, I think it's us."

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