Friday, June 27, 2008

a series of unfortunate events?

He was throwing grain into the ground below, ground below
With dreary circles of his arm, going slow, very slow
His cap pulled down round his ears to
Hide the smile and watery tears
My loving wife is so wonderful

How small seeds gracefully to grow
Into beautiful things that spring from these rows
With their musical names and musical sound

Dreary birds parade across the dreary sky, but down below
The woman absentmindedly begins to sow, how she sows
the seeds her husband loved so much,
but he's no longer here with us

But her life is so beautiful
As memories continue to grow
Into beautiful things that spring from these rows
With their musical names and musical sound
Beautiful things that spring from these rows
With their musical names and musical sounds, and musical sounds

Distant though I am
Orange, gold, and green
Firing, flaming, colors surround me
I'm always wondering where you are.
I'm always wondering where you are.
Darling shouldn't I be the one wondering
after all I am the one who is gone
I'm always wondering where you are.
I'm always wondering where you are.
Darling shouldn't I be the one wondering
after all I am the one who is gone
I'm always wondering.
I was just wondering.
I was just wondering.
I'm the one...who is gone
Who is gone

But, there's beautiful things that spring from these rows
With their musical names, and musical sounds
Musical sounds

--Eisley; Memories

last night, i watched "a series of unfortunate events" and was deeply intrigued by the moral of the story. in the movie, three siblings were orphaned and tormented by a crazy, money-seeking relative who makes their lives miserable. throughout the movie, each child had an amazing characteristic that they used selflessly in efforts to help their siblings survive through the madness of their circumstances. at the end of the movie, it was noted that they could easily label their lives as a series of unfortunate events; however, it depends on how you look at the situation. if you looked at it from another perspective, specifically looking at each child's character, they shone through each situation. therefore, their lives could be noted fortunate, despite their circumstances.

interestingly, it was a moral that i needed to hear last night. in a struggle with sin, it is easy for me to dispell my life as unfortunate, stagnant, or even worthless. fortunately, God doesn't see my life that way. he wants me to look past my series of unfortunate events and see the small things that shine through my circumstances. he wants me to look past my failures and my hardships and realize that there is more to the story-- there is a fortune in the making.

3 comments:

liz! said...

i like that you got all this from the movie! :]

good thing you saw the movie rather than read the books...the books don't have the same ending! hahaha!

Yvette said...

hahahaha how do the books end?

liz! said...

way more negative. haha. whereas the movie kinda comes up with a positive moral, the books kinda just end the way they are.

 
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