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