You know, if you haven’t seen Adaptation yet, you’ll probably not like it. I think I’m misrepresenting the movie a bit. It’s not that it’s not a deep movie, or that it’s profundity is purely incidental, it’s just, that’s not the tone of the movie, if that makes any sense. The tone is, it’s just an entertaining comedy. I think it’s important to know that.
That said, here’s another section from the movie I loved. I’m not even joking, when I saw this in the theater I nearly cried. Issues.
- Point is, what’s so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it. There’s a certain orchid look exactly like a certain insect so the insect is drawn to this flower, its double, its soul mate, and wants nothing more than to make love to it. And after the insect flies off, spots another soul-mate flower and makes love to it, thus pollinating it. And neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does. By simply doing what they’re designed to do, something large and magnificent happens. In this sense they show us how to live — how the only barometer you have is your heart. How, when you spot your flower, you can’t let anything get in your way.
I dunno, I thought that passage was beautiful and really impacted me. Obviously, this is coming from a secular perspective, but I had a Christian bent on it. Just, I think sometimes I worry about things bigger than I should be worrying about. Where I fit in the world, my purpose and plan in the grand scheme of things. When really, the most important thing might just be doing my best to follow Jesus in the small ways in my small little world. And I might now understand how that fits into God’s universal plan, but somehow, just by following in my own little ways, it does.
I dunno, I love the movie. But that’s just me.