Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

I left the cinema wondering exactly what that was all about.
Maybe there was nothing exact about it, to be known.
Maybe it was meant to be abstract, to be interpreted.

Maybe that’s life too.
Maybe that’s our past lives too.
Life and death is what you make of it.

‘Ghosts aren’t attached to places but to people, to the living.’
‘Heaven is overrated – there is nothing there.’
Even these thoughts of a ‘ghost’ are but personal perceptions.

I had anticipated some surprising truths.
And there are some.

Life is a constant challenge
to seek and live the most meaningful meaningfulness,
to make it all worthwhile.

Was watching the movie worth it then?
Hard to say yes or no.
Let me stop wondering what the monkey men with glowing red eyes are about.

2 thoughts on “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

  1. Didn’t watch this movie before but like your comment about the movie. Maybe there is no life and death since it is just a change of the outer cover from one to another. Therefore, to stop this changing of outer cover, we have to practice the Dharma and make aspiration to be reborn in Amitabha Pureland!

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