“I’d like to live in a world made up of real stuff, not fiction and appearances.”

Watched Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Gadajace Glowy (Talking Heads) today and found it to be startlingly beautiful and profound in its simplicity. It shows, in under seventeen minutes, the tender frailties of human beings and how we are all plagued by the same queries (even if coded differently) in spite of our ages and forms. It is a little sad and a little beautiful, but it races the mind in a good way.

The documentary consists of asking a variety of different individuals three simple questions:

a) Who are you?

b) When were you born?

c) What is important for you?

If you haven’t already seen it, I urge you to watch it and to revel in these questions yourself, and to perhaps even share your ideas on it which I would very much love to hear.

The ending of the documentary is a type of haunting perfection on its own to accompany a summary of observations that all feel vaguely similar and ageless in nature.


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