A River Runs Through It

Cari and I visited her Mom last week and took some deep breaths meanwhile. We were both working still but sometimes its nice to work remotely. Some of the views reminded me of a great film set in Montana from 1992. A River Runs Through It was an immediate classic and I think the appeal of the message, and the visuals from the film, are apropos these days. Here are some visuals of mine with a few quotes from the movie.

“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things—trout as well as eternal salvation—come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”

“We can love completely what we cannot completely understand.”

“Then he told me, “In the part I was reading it says the Word was in the beginning, and that’s right. I used to think water was first, but if you listen carefully you will hear that the words are underneath the water. “That’s because you are a preacher first and then a fisherman,” I told him. “If you ask Paul, he will tell you that the words are formed out of water.” “No,” my father said, “you are not listening carefully. The water runs over the words. Paul will tell you the same thing.”

“Even the anatomy of a river was laid bare. Not far downstream was a dry channel where the river had run once, and part of the way to come to know a thing is through its death. But years ago I had known the river when it flowed through this now dry channel, so I could enliven its stony remains with the waters of memory.”
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

~ Norman Maclean (A River Runs Through It)

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