The Road

June 25, 2014 The Road


Light comes slowly, too slowly, as I stumble into your sights. I am yours, you’re mine. Have you lost your picture of the road through the trees? Misplaced the list of rivers and place names you borrowed to tell stories?” Viggo Mortensen writes in his poem “Linger” which appeared in his book of the same name. I thought it fitting since I watched his 2007 movie The Road and read his poetry this week.


Friday I did laundry and watched the movies I got from the library. First came A Dangerous Method. It was about Freud, Jung and the new talk therapy. Viggo played Freud. It was a good movie. Though I got it from the library because Viggo was in it, I would have liked it with or without him. Jung has long been an interest of mine. The second movie was Good about a writer in Germany who gets caught up in the SS before WWII. He is basically a good guy, but doesn’t realize the horror of the holocaust until it is too late.

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I ran to the Golden Library and picked up The Road after I dropped off the other two movies. I came home and put the movie in to watch. It was sad, but poetic. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization and, in the intervening years, almost all life on Earth. The relationship between the man and the boy reminded me of Ray and Phalen for some reason. Maybe it was Viggo that reminded me of Ray more than anything. I don’t know. In any case, it was comforting to watch him.


About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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