|A poster with the name Kevin on it at the cinema I was at Thursday.|
|The free passes I had for The Place Beyond the Pines.|
I referred to this movie in my post On the Right Track?.
|Bangalow, The Place Beyond the Pines?|
|The Repo Man car -127?|
|The CDs that I played to Bangalow, plus a sign and crane I bought there.|
called Pablo Picasso.
|Another Pablo Picasso like picture in cinema 3.|
And since I was way early I decided to take a peak inside, as I love the solitude of empty churches.
|This is a photo before the church was restored (see my photo below).|
|Blue car just like in the clip above.|
(which on Sundays is apparently better known as K-Rudd Koffee Korner)
hoping for a sound bite from the PM for their news bulletins.
According to the sign at the front, this place has been Queensland Independent Bookshop of the year in six of the last seven years, and Australian Independent Bookshop of the year in 2006 and 2007
(see picture below - click for a larger view).
|Me in my 888 car.|
The following photograph was taken shortly after the completion of the building, and prior to the building of the bell tower, which was not erected until 1915. "
|The Anglican church of St John the Baptist|
|Riverbend Books and Teahouse|
|The church on Thursday night.|
|171 Oxford Street, Bulimba, Qld, 4171|
|"I am the light of the world"?|
|Inside St.John's church. Looks a bit like a cinema, don't you think?|
Kevin being my son's name and John being my father-in-laws name.
Kevin From Bangalow
|Saint Kevin's Catholic Church in Bangalow|
recalling Jake Kotze's statement that the cinema is like a church in that you sit in the dark and contemplate life much like you would in the solitude of the church.
See one of Jake's synchromystic clips below.
And I agree with what Jake says about cinema.
I can feel that same sense of spiritual reflection whether
sitting in the cinema or an empty church.
|Saint Kevin of Glendalough|
" Following his ordination, he lived as a hermit for seven years in a cave at Glendalough,
a Bronze Age tomb now known as Saint Kevin’s Bed, to which he was reportedly led by an angel.
He wore skins, ate the nettles and herbs that came to hand,
and spent his time in prayer. "
|"The Place Beyond the Pines"?|
This house, in turn, founded several others, and around it grew a town which became a see city, though now subsumed into the archdiocese of Dublin.
Served as abbot for several years.
When he saw that the monastery was well-established, he withdrew to live as a hermit.
Four years later, however, he returned to Glendalough at the entreaty of his monk, and served as abbot until his death at age 120.
King Colman of Ui Faelain entrusted Kevin with raising his son.
Noted as a man who did not always like the company of men – but was at home with the animals, as some of the legends surrounding him show.
|St. Kevin is the Patron Saint of blackbirds|
When one of the monks considered making gloves out of the otter’s pelt, it left and never returned.
Once during Lent, while he held his arms outstretched in prayer, a blackbird laid an egg in Kevin’s hand.
He remained in that position until the baby bird hatched.
A young man with severe epilepsy received a vision that he would be cured by eating an apple. There were, however, no apple trees about.
Kevin, seeing the lad’s need, ordered a willow to produce apples; twenty yellow apples appeared on the tree.
My son Kevin works for Apple, oddly enough.
As time passed, the goose also became aged and weak, and finally unable to fly.
Hearing of Kevin’s sanctity and power, the pagan king sent for him, and asked that he make the beloved goose young.
Kevin asked for a payment of whatever land the goose would fly over.
As the goose could no longer take flight, O’Toole agreed.
When Kevin touched the bird, it grew young, and flew over the entire valley that was used to found the monastery of Glendalough."
St. Kevin is the Patron Saint of blackbirds, which I found quite odd, as blackbirds, especially crows are some of my favourite birds.
Crows / Nest
in (the original) Hollywood, Ireland.
The cave, difficult of access in summer due to the high bracken, is under the statue.
Hollywood, California, was named by a man from Hollywood, Co. Wicklow."
St Kevin's Cave and Statue
It has provided the picturesque setting for some of the filming of several movies, including King Arthur, Dancing At Lughnasa, and Michael Collins
Which brings me back to the cinema.
So it struck me that 42 is all about reflection, which brings us back to light and reflection.The 42 Degrees of Bacon
When you sit in a quite place like a church or cinema you usually sit in there and reflect on life.
And what is the source of all life throughout the universe as far as we know?
Stars, or suns.
Which is why a lot of religious figures are linked to the sun, which is only natural, since all life in our solar system is dependent on this source to live.
So, a rainbow makes a very good metaphor of the physical realm we live in on earth.
And death would be somewhere beyond the pines, or over the rainbow.
I was reading this excellent article at the "Rune Soup blogSync Saints: When The Neighbours Drop By Unannounced
a week, or two ago about sync saints, but I couldn't think of a saint
that I would like to pray to, until now, that is.
St.Kev hits all the right notes for me.
I saw these Russian Dolls in a storefront window near the cinema with characters from Alice in Wonderland (42) and
The Cat in the Hat .
|The sun setting over the cinema as the lights come on.|
I must admit though that out of all the churches I've sat in,
this one had the best ceiling to sit under and reflect on life ;-)
UPDATE: May 25th, 2013.
I was just flicking through the new Film Ink magazine and came across an article on the movie Dispicable Me 2.
It's being released on my son Kevin's birthday - June 20th.
And for those who might think that I'm pulling your chain, I wrote about my son's birth-date in this post in 2011 -
Kevin Rudd was made prime-minster again by his party not long after I wrote this post, he then went on to lose the election later in the year.Kevin Rudd sworn in as Prime Minister again after dramatic leadership victory over Julia Gillard