Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Post! New Post! New Post!

I keep thinking of the movie Newsies and some little dirty-faced boy yelling "New Post! New Post! New Post!". Then I get sidetracked remembering all of those cute, singing, dancing newsboys. I'm pretty sure I had a crush on all of them when that movie came out. I'm pretty sure I still have a crush on all of them.

Speaking of Christian Bale, I saw Dark Knight this weekend and was sincerely traumatized. There is something about the bad guys using fear so...so deftly. I know it is a only a movie. But there is always some reality mirrored in our stories. To see a Villian be so careless with human life, so bent on destroying values, so lawless...was disturbing. And then to see Batman deciding to become the Dark Knight, the one blamed, the one chased. It blurs the lines between what I always thought was wrong and right, black and white. So many shades of gray.

Gray seems to be defining though. It makes you look a little closer. It makes you search inside and out to find your answers. It makes you think. It helps you take off your assumption that what everyone else is telling you is truth. In a way, the blurriness of gray can lead to a clearer black and white.

2 comments:

Hot Air said...

But in the end, black is black, and white is white. Did I mention my favorite color is clear?

Hot Air said...

I love Newsies. Enough to know two of the dances. And all of the lyrics. No wonder I like you. Wait- no. I like you because your blog says chocolate.