On An On, Ghosts
The story of a surreal and poetic and imaginative idealistic young man, Colin, who meets Chloe, a young woman appears to be the epitome of a blues Duke Ellington. Their idyllic marriage turns bitter when Chloe falls ill of a water lily growing in his lung. To pay for his care in a fantasy Paris, Colin must work under increasingly absurd, while around them their apartment deteriorates and their group of friends, the talented Nicolas and Chick fanatic the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, disintegrates.
A film by Michel Gondry, starring Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Philippe Torreton, Alain Chabat, Charlotte Le Bon and Aissa Maiga.
Released: April 24, 2013
Cold Back on Me, Wendy Waldman
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be cleaning you out
For some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from the beyond.
Rumi, The Guest House