Le Havre

The Mindful Bard Le Havre Books, Music, and Film to Wake Up Your Muse and Help You Change the World Wanda Waterman Volume 20 Issue 36 2012-09-21 Film: Le Havre (Janus Films 2011) Writer/Director/Producer: Aki Kaurismäki Cast: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2 (NIV) God Smiles on Port City Ghetto Saints Marcel’s wife, Arletty, is in the hospital to undergo a series of cancer treatments. On his way home Marcel is stopped by the … Continue reading Le Havre

The Unbearable Beauty of the Open, Hurting Heart

Letter from Brooklyn Poems by Jacob Scheier Publisher: ECW Press Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. – Sylvia Plath I don’t normally like postmodern confessional free verse, but this tome caught my attention because of the sheer density of its “aha” moments. You know how that feels; it’s when you hear something new and you say to yourself, “I never thought of it that way, but now that you mention it, it really is true.” Another remarkable aspect of this work is the story arc behind … Continue reading The Unbearable Beauty of the Open, Hurting Heart