Sunday, December 14, 2008
A Smile May Be All That Is Left
Just watched Preston Sturges' thought-provoking 1942 film 'Sullivan's Travels'. Interesting juxtaposition of comedy and the dark side of life, of abundance and scarcity. The film shows legions of homeless people living in awful conditions, and some jail conditions not so far from Guantanamo Bay. The take-home message is that no matter how ghastly or miserable life gets, it is still possible to laugh, and that may be all that some people have left.