25 Jan 2011 – Little Sisters of the Poor

St Theresa’s Home is formally Little Sisters of the Poor established 1935, is so vivid in the memory as it was and still is on the way to Island Club/now Island Country Club where my father played golf in the 1950s-60s and also where I learnt to swim. The archway on the slope in those days looked like a hill in a child’s eyes but is actually only a slight slope. Yesterday was the first experience walking up this slope to see Sister Jo. Talk about being blessed, she was available to chat and remembers Brain’s step-sister Barbara very well.

Hereafter****A drama touch by death but change by life, featuring three people, a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy who have seen or experienced death in different ways. Marie is a French TV news anchor who is haunted by disturbing flashbacks after she loses consciousness briefly during a natural disaster. George is a former psychic whose skills as a medium are so potent and he considers it more a curse then a gift. Marcus, a London schoolboy retreats into a somber shell after losing his twin brother in a tragic car accident.

Good acting with a very real opening scene. Interesting issues with what is out there after death or is there anything out there after death?? Since everyone who has gone there never got to come back to tell or give signs, will just enjoy and live for the moment until time is up 🙂

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature – Albert Einstein