Kind of Blue

Around Price Lake 2016 28 – Julian Price Memorial Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, October 17, 2016

Grace is a two-way street.
Or better:
Grace-and-kindness is a two-way street.
You can’t have one without the other.
Grace is kindness.
Kindness is grace.
“Unmerited benevolence,”
said the old theologian,
which is the only kind of benevolence.
What is benevolence that is earned,
deserved?
“Hey! Where’s my benevolence here?”
It isn’t benevolence if it is earned,
deserved.
That’s payment.
There is no grace or kindness
in being given what we’ve earned.
That’s just good business.
It takes more than good business
to make the world run.
It takes grace-and-kindness.
We are saved by grace-and-kindness.
So is the savior.
“Grace-and-kindness, kid,
grace-and-kindness.”
Moved and mover save/serve each other
with grace-and-kindness.
They bless each other
with grace-and-kindness
for no reason.
Moved becomes mover,
mover becomes moved,
through grace-and-kindness.
There is no “unmoved mover.”
We are all moved.
To be incapable of being moved
is to be dead.
Beyond the reach of grace-and-kindness.
The parent graces the child with kindness.
The child graces the parent with kindness.
Nobody escapes the wonder of grace-and-kindness.
Except those who are dead.
To be alive is to be alive to–
and moved by–
the wonder of
grace-and-kindness.
As we extend it and receive it.
To be incapable of extending
grace-and-kindness
is to be incapable of receiving it.
That is to be dead
in the worst sense of the term.
Dead beyond hope of resurrection.
Alive without the hope of life.
Where does grace-and-kindness end
and love begin?
You cannot find that line,
though you search for it
with microscope and tweezers.
People who say, “I love you,”
without being gracious and kind
are people who want the words
to produce the magic
they are incapable of giving
or receiving.
Being loved and being loving
are the same thing,
brought to life by grace-and-kindness–
a miracle of life and being.
If you are going to be anything
be gracious and kind.
Even to those who cannot return the favor.
And will hate you for it.
Some people are beyond
being helped.
We can extend grace-and-kindness to them
but we cannot receive it for them.
They have to do some things
for themselves.
We separate ourselves
by our capacity for,
and response to,
grace-and-kindness.
It is what makes us human,
or not.

2

“I’m just surprised to see you cry.”

I really love the idea of Altean!Lance especially when paired with BoM-suit-Galra!Keith yes hello sign me the fuck up but I think I prefer him with his normal hair colour rather than white.

3

White Day  ♡ (˘▽˘>ԅ( ˘⌣˘)

4

The past scenes in Blue Valentine were all shot on film to achieve a more nostalgic feel, like looking back on fond memories. This also meant fewer takes as they only had a certain amount of film to shoot with, and only used one camera. This results in the couple always being in the frame together for majority of the shots. These moments are almost always accompanied by the soundtrack too. A lot of the scenes were unscripted and improvised by the actors, as the director Derek Cianfrance used various method techniques to create these moments, which is why all the scenes are hand held, adding to the spontaneous feeling of the past section of the film. 

The future/present scenes were shot with digital cameras, mostly on tripods and long lenses, creating a more distant feeling. These scenes are shot in a traditional shot, reverse shot way, meaning we don’t see the couple in the same frames anymore. The soundtrack never accompanies these moments until the end, making the future/present section of the film feel more empty. In between filming the past and present parts of the film, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams stayed in a house together for a month, encouraged by the director to pick fights and argue with each other, so when it came to filming these scenes, the arguments would feel real, tiring and repetitive. Shooting on digital also meant they had more time for more takes, which would really emphasize the worn out feeling of the dialogue exchanged, opposed to the fresher, unrehearsed performances of the past. 

I want to know what she thinks we’re going to do with her.

Because I’m going to do something worse.


sketch that i worked on more than i thought? i saw this and i just lloved it wow

ill probably be doing more screencaps because im just,, not motivated recently

5

“Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses that have been rated the most passionate, the most pure - this one left them all behind.”

one year since the most magical first kiss of all time (march 29, 2016)