About midway throught the film this beautiful piece of wisdom is powerfully expressed through a conversation between two astronauts on a space craft who are trying to decide which planet to visit next. The debate ensues as the first speaker (female) is trying to convince the second (male) to visit the planet in which the man she loves is stationed on:
“Love isn’t something we invented. It’s observable, powerful. It has to mean something.”
“Love has meaning yes, social utility, social bonding, child rearing.”
“You love people who have died. Where’s the social utility in that.”
“Maybe it means something more, something we can’t yet understand. Maybe it’s some evidence, some artefact of a higher dimension that we can’t consciously perceive. I’m drawn across the universe to someone I haven’t seen in a decade, who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that even if we can’t understand it yet.”
This particular scene got me thinking… How often do pieces of information such as this that ring so true get portrayed in the mainstream entertainment industry. For another medium, I can think of many songs that express powerful, thought-provoking ideas. Please share below if you are aware of any other examples or is it simply a rarity that a highly conscious person gets access to such a well-established, powerful, political industry. Cheers.
Actually, when I think about it at this moment in time and space, Love really is an unbelievable force.
It ensures survival takes place, it ensure shelter is sought out, it ensures food and resources are shared.
Love is a very important driving force for us, it keeps us moving forward, and from all of my understanding, it seems the Universe has just one motive – to move, it has to keep moving, motion is the meaning of life.