Friday, January 07, 2005

Midnight Cowboy, Tsunami and Love

Today, someone reminded me of the old movie from 1969 entitled 'Midnight Cowboy'. This movie is one of my favorite movies of all time. Gritty, realistic and almost documentary-like in presentation with some wonderful images and a great song by Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talkin', the movie portrays a dark reality of life yet offers compelling and daring scenes of friendship and love. This movie actually simply talks about the relationship between Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) who have such dissimilar backgrounds, yet ultimately become each other's only real friend... They are both walking the fringe of mainstream society but, in their isolation, they find a bond that has the power to transcend their differences.

This story may not quite fit today's situation... yet in a way I see the parallel... in devastating situation, people who have dissimilar backgrounds and even totally opposite to each other can actually find a bond regardless their differences.

Today's suffer of human race caused by tsunami has transcened all differences and dissimilarities to one universal word, 'love'. Yes, indeed, human has amazing ability to love... Deep inside of everybody there's a longing to love and to be loved... Yet, in the last decade we have witnessed how the world has been trapped in the bulb of hatred and war... And today, the suffer and grievance of tsunami's victims have awakened the world's love from its long sleep... Hope it will stay and prevail....

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