Saturday, June 20, 2009

Drifting














This IF topic brought to mind the first time I heard The Lord's Prayer--
When I was maybe 10 years old- saw movie on TV - the only thing that stuck with me from it (to this day- and for ever and ever) was a scene in which an astronaut gets cut from his tether and goes drifting off into infinity - at which point he calmly -- bravely accepts his fate and recites The Lord's Prayer. (Pretty much the situation we're all in from birth- I guess).

I remember nothing else about the film- anyone know what film? (I still get most all of religious edu. via the movies & TV- haven't been watching much lately though- watching or not- may be why I'm still agnostic).

9 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

Wonderful and frightening depiction Andy. In a sense, this can be an analogy for birth, even. As for being agnostic, I know a good many folks who would fall under such a category, including myself, which I make absolutely no apologies for - a simple admission to not "knowing" everything and humbly accepting the mysteries of the universe while embarking upon a positive path in life.

"space is the place"

peace, steve

5:57 AM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

Very thoughtful piece, and melancholy. I don't know the film.

Steve's comment should probably be framed...or something, it's lovely too.

7:56 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Great post and illo, Andy. His expression is powerful. It's a real letting go! I don't recall such a movie. You always take these further than most.

Peace.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Indigene said...

Wonderfully profound and a great illustration!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remembers said movie but not name. thinking like a Bond or 2001. great detail as always. michael dailey

5:26 PM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

just love it, Andy !!!!
it seems you are trying to reconnect your umbilical cord to dreams ....
i don't remember the movie but i guess it's the opposite ;-))))))))))))))

big hugssssssssssss and kissesssssssssssssssss

june 25, 2527

7:11 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

hmmm, I'm not familiar with the movie. maybe I just can't shake the cobwebs.

The illo is great Andy! I always come here with great anticipation and I'm never disappointed.

Tonight's stop, Elko, NV.
Tomorrow, Evanston, WY.
It's going to be a long journey.
The one my heart is making will be longer ;)
Moving...life...ugh.

peace and love~
~L~

11:19 PM  
Blogger ~Jasmine Pipher~ said...

it's funny what we remember as kids. one of my personal favourites is the time i saw a round deck of cards in a museum, and thought to myself, hey! that must be the deck of 51! i was so glad to have the mystery solved of why the deck of 51 was so special in the song "counting flowers on the wall". what i didn't realize for another couple years was that it wasn't the deck of cards from the year 1951, but a deck missing one card.
funny how our perceptions and understanding of life can change. i guess in those times when we can't do anything else we pray and trust God, because there's just nothing else we can do.

2:24 AM  
Blogger ~Jasmine Pipher~ said...

PS.
i did some googling and i think i found your movie (in case you're still wondering about it). i think it might be "the phantom planet", a black and white from 1961. i think i'll add it to my to-watch/to-read list.

2:25 AM  

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