Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thoughts on Interstellar (The Movie)


In what is arguably my first late-night movie (started showing at about 7.30pm) - I saw Interstellar tonight. And I loved it. It was tough to decide if I liked it more than October 1 - but in the end the little boy that fell in love with stars came to the fore - and Interstellar edged to the front.

This is not a movie review. If you want one, Google "Interstellar" and you'll find all the summaries you'll ever need.

Here goes:

1. Interstellar is a fantastic movie. Interstellar is a fantastic movie. Interstellar is a fantastic movie. I could repeat that a thousand times and it would not quite capture how I feel about the movie. I loved it. I will see it again; not once or twice - more times than I can count. I loved Interstellar. It was worth every kobo!

2. If you understand Interstellar - congratulate yourself - you're smart! I saw Interstellar tonight with about fifty-five people, and halfway through I could tell only one young lady "got it". Well, maybe I'm exaggerating and there were a few other 'silent admirers' of the movie like me; but bottom-line is most people seeing it did not get it! For the first time today I heard people snore at the cinemas. And at the end of the movie - one woman said to her husband (I saw the rings plus she was carrying a baby) "Filmu ta wo yi o ye mi ooo", and he responded "ki ti e ni title movie owun gan?"*

If I get to interview for a non-conventional firm in future, I'll use Interstellar as a gating question. i.e. "Did you see Interstellar? Explain the plot in five minutes". :) :) :)

Update: It's so 'unconventional', there are quite a few sites explaining the movie. I like this Youtube video.

3. God willing, and if Jesus tarries - I want at least one little girl. God please give me a little girl.

4. I respect the ingenuity of the human race. While the film might be rife with inaccuracies concerning space travel, the truth remains that mankind has come a long way from our hunter-gatherer days. Agriculture, Medicine, Technology, the advent of Corporations and many other factors have engendered our growth as a species.

I trust that we can work together to heal the world and make it a better place, to make the most of earth - a resource we manage in behalf of future generations.

Rant over. Off to Quora to read more and more about Interstellar!

* wife - "I don't understand this movie we just saw"; husband - "by the way, what's the title of the movie?"

Monday, November 10, 2014

What do you do with Death?



This morning I studied about fear during devotion, then picked up my phone to read of the Monroe's death in a plane crash - and fear came rushing on the back of questions. What if...? Why...? If...

Thankfully, I read this post by Ola Joseph Kolawole immediately after the Forbes piece confirming their death, and I could feel peace flooding my soul.

While still sipping from the refreshing and reassuring cup of God’s comfort over the death of a church member that passed away shortly after the delivery of a new born baby, another tragedy hits—world class!
Perhaps you have not heard, but Dr Myles Munroe, his wife, his daughter and 6 other people died in a plane crash just yesterday. Very sad.
The man, I must say, influenced my life in many ways, especially in radically transforming my relationship mentality by giving me a paradigm shift—by his message titled “The Myth of Singleness”.
The rather interesting thing is that he was supposed to be hosting a Global Leadership Forum starting today. (He was about landing in the city for the conference when the crash occurred). On his website, he uploaded a one-minute video advert which he recorded in his own voice, and the advert ended with these words: “...COME, I’LL SEE YOU THERE”.
Yes, the Leadership forum is still going to hold as I saw on his official facebook page minutes ago (because that’s what he would have wanted), BUT HE WON’T BE SEEN THERE.
I shared a picture nugget from a message I preached last Sunday in which I said “One of the most painful realities of God’s Sovereignty is that NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE PRAY, NOT EVERYONE WILL LIVE LONG!” How true!
But what do we do with death?

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