Tuesday, November 22, 2005

six feet under

no one likes to think about death.which is why i thought "six feet under" was fucking great.it's crazy but we all have this completely unrealistic view of life,in that we mosey around completely unthinking of the fact that we could in fact pop our clogs at any second.any second!!!!!this used to make me really fucking neurotic,then i realised there isn't a single thing you can do.after that theres a release,you feel positive.by thinking about the possibility of death and the naturalness of it,i normalised it.it's all cyclic but we're trained not to think about that because we live in such a youth saturated culture which is ageist as fuck.thats why i loved six feet under,it was kinda fucked up,but it dealt with death.as well as that it had the most poignant goddam ending ever.

all good things come to an end.the show ended with claire driving to new york,and various other things had happened,the family were ravaged by nate's death.cue a gus van sant-type tune,and credits,or so i thought.but instead it flashed forward in the most evocative and moving way and showed each of the main characters dying and their funerals.i was blown away.i wasn't allowed to feel fluffy and happy,yes they were going to live their lives,but then they would die,some naturally some not so much.claire was the last one to go.she was so old,and on her wall on the photos she had taken of her family.it was so final.

i sat there after tears rolling down my face.i'm not an emotional sap,but the power of it hit me.everyone you love will die.you'll go on.as i said our culture doesnt deal well with death,and i do think its because we're disconnected in many ways.far from being depressed,i actually felt very....appreciative of life afterwards.think of the many useless shitty things you do and the petty shit you say to people.cut out the shit that doesnt matter,spend time with the people who do.


At 6:57 AM, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

Very profound I'm sure.
It was a gay soap opera for God's sake. Deal with it.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger justbreathe28 said...

great comment.yes,there was one gay character so what??that's completely not what i was saying.you're probably too repressed to get what i was saying,god forbid someone tries to address something serious.that was my whole point,people don't deal with death,thanks for reiterating it!!!!

At 4:19 AM, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

What do you mean death? Only the living can die. We all die alone. em can't think of any more But i will.
It's better for you to get as much criticism as possible early on then you don't care and tpye it all out like lava it's great.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger justbreathe28 said...

ah,thanks for toughening me up oh wise one!!!i already don't care,so there.in any case my point can be further pared.life is short.make the most of it.hows that doc?

At 2:41 AM, Blogger Brewski said...

We all die young.


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