“I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Last night we parked butt in front of what the Guardian calls a "gently astonishing film". The adaptation of Yann Martel's allegorical novel of a boy adrift at sea with a Bengal tiger is one of the best things to scrape across these tired and cynical eyeballs in a long time.
Today I have bored everyone stupid with how great this film is. Go and see it. And then go again.
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