I had computer trouble today. Upon returning home after a mere two-hour absence, I found my favorite browser reluctant to connect to anything Google. So my fingers began flying faster and faster across the keyboard, initiating scans and reconfiguring settings, to where I could barely follow their flurries. After an hour, problem was solved by placing masking tape over a 3/4 inch area of the touchpad where the heel of my hand rests and fouls things up. Then Firefox allowed me to sign into YouTube without telling me it was a "suspicious site!". I was delighted by what I found there.
Several years ago, I posted an early scene in my favorite Movie Theology film. It is called variously, Stairway To Heaven and A Matter of Life and Death. It was made three years before I was born. I first saw the film as a kid and it got me started on movie theology. Until this most recent visit to YouTube, I had only found snippets of the work, but this time found the whole film, which is posted under the next paragraph.
It begins with a brief survey of the universe, which the gentle-voiced narrator describes as "rather fine". From there we are drawn into an amazing scene, an aviator calmly watches his airborne craft ruin in fire around him while uttering these lines into his transmitter: the next world starts "...where this one leaves off, or could leave off if we'd listened to Plato, Aristotle and Jesus --with all our earthly problems solved, and greater ones worth solving...are you pretty?"
A Matter Of Life And Death:
And, of course a very young Kim Hunter is quite pretty. I hope you'll enjoy the film (before its assignment to Public Domain is yet again disputed). This post of it celebrates recovery from my laptopical lapse, and tests the proposition that Providence favors the diligent digital defender --I played the keyboard fortissimo-- against cyber-rebellion, even when the problem is solved with masking tape.