" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 27, 2017

The Killing of a Sacred Deer?!

New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deer
I saw the above news story on the weekend while surfing the net.
It was about a woman who was mistakenly shot because the guy who shot her thought she was a deer.
On Friday I went to the cinema and saw the movie 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'.
Which is about "a charismatic surgeon who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister."
"The title of the film is a reference to Greek mythology: after Agamemnon killed a deer belonging to Artemis, the goddess made him atone by sacrificing his daughter Iphigenia."
"The Chautauqua County sheriff’s office said Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her home town near the Pennsylvania border around 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Deputies said Billquist was walking in a field when a man hunting nearby mistook her for a deer and shot her once with a pistol.
The hunter heard her scream, called
911 and stayed with her until emergency crews arrived. Billquist was taken to a hospital in 
Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was pronounced dead."
'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' is about a boy (Martin) whose father was killed on a hospital operating table by the negligence of the doctor played by Colin Farrell in the movie.
Martin puts a curse on the doctor's family and gives the doctor the choice of doing nothing and watching all his family members die one by one, or the doctor can choose one member to kill and then the curse will be lifted, and the others will live.
It's pretty much the old "Trolley Problem" scenario -
"Martin's favorite movie is Groundhog Day (1993), which is famous for not explaining how the lead character ends up in a time loop, much like this film never explains how Martin sickens Steven's family."
Groundhog Day in the movie is meant to be set in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but was actually filmed in Woodstock, Illinois.
I notice that on the Punxsutawney town sign it states the town was founded in 1818, which is the "Dead Man's Hand" in poker, a pair of aces and eights.
Groundhog Day is also a film about trying to erase the mistakes of the past that haunt you.
Another film I saw recently and wrote about called 'Happy Death Day' also references Groundhog Day and is pretty much a horror version rip off of that movie -
'Happy Death Day' was a Real Nightmare I Think;-)
'Happy Death Day' is about a college student who must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.
'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' takes place pretty much in and around the hospital the surgeon works in.
The lady who was mistaken for a deer also worked in a hospital.
"Officials said the shooting occurred about 40 minutes after sunset, when it is illegal to hunt. Police said the hunter had not been charged and the investigation was continuing.
The victim’s husband, Jamie Billquist, told the Buffalo News his wife was shot about 100 yards from their home.
“They tried saving her,” said Billquist. “It was just too bad … It’s horrific. It will be with me the rest of my life.”
Friends and family held a memorial on Thursday night outside the
hospital where Rosemary Billquist worked.
She also volunteered at a local hospice."
Unfortunately, life is not like the movie Groundhog Day and we have to live with our mistakes for as long as we live and that's the real curse of such mistakes that we make.
Nicole Kidman's new home was
once owned by Michael Jackson
I also thought it was rather synchy that I saw on the news this morning that -
Keith Urban’s $52 million gift to Nicole Kidman
is a house once owned by Michael Jackson.
Michael's daughter Paris has a "Sacred Deer" tattoo on her right forearm.

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