I am a screenwriter, author and radical theologian. I live ‘near Cardiff’ with Ann and our ‘silver hound’ Bendigeidfran (Bran the Blessed). The quest of the fugitive stag lies at the heart of my spirituality, which can best be described as ‘shamanic’. In addition to writing,I tend my ‘sacred space’ or garden (with its shrine to the fugitive stag), walk with my dog, keep in touch with close family and friends, reads poetry and watch films.
Set outside ourselves, we swim in an enigmatic, fiery element, no longer knowing ourselves nor recognizing the most familiar of things; we no longer possess any standard of measurement, everything law-like and rigid begins to shift, everything gleams in new colours, speaks to us in new signs and characters. (Nietzsche in his 'Untimely Meditations' 4:7. 1873-76).
Both the shaman and Nietzsche reject the established truths conjured up by established cultures from the safety of terra firma. They adhere to the importance of the authentic moments that disrupt the logic of the same.
In a remote suburb, a solitary house …
People walk to this house as if to their grave,
And wash their hands with soap – when they return,
And blink away a facile tear
From weary eyes - and breathe out heavy sighs ...
But the clock ticks, one springtime is superseded
By another …
And there are no remaining witnesses to the events,
And no one to weep with, no one to remember with.
And slowly the shades withdraw from us,
Shades we no longer call back,
Whose return would be too terrible for us …
And waking one morning we realize that we have forgotten
Even the path to that solitary house …
Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
Totally agree with RT: 'Led by a charming star turn from Dylan O'Brien, Love and Monsters peers into the apocalypse and finds an action-adventure with surprising emotional depth.'
Girl in Red – Rilke
Sometimes she walks through the village in her
little red dress
all absorbed in restraining herself,
and yet, despite herself, she seems to move
according to the rhythm of her life to come.
She runs a bit, hesitates, stops,
and, all while dreaming, shakes her head
for or against.
Then she dances a few steps
that she invents and forgets,
no doubt finding out that life
moves on too fast.
It's not so much that she steps out
of the small body enclosing her,
but that all she carries in herself
frolics and ferments.
It's this dress that she'll remember
later in a sweet surrender;
when her whole life is full of risks,
the little red dress will always seem right.
Following a consignment of cocaine from the moment a powerful Italian cartel decides to buy the cocaine until it has been delivered and paid for. On the way, it is packed in Mexico and transported across the Atlantic. I gives an accurate picture of the modern cocaine trade that's rarely seen on screen. It is loosely based on Italian journalist Roberto Saviano's nonfiction book by the same name.Languages? Partly in English but the cast speak a number of languages throughout. It is also in Italian, Spanish, French and Wolof. Great casting ...