ikiru (to live)
i watched this last week. heavy shit. and crazy long. close to home … if you know anyone who’s worked in a bureaucracy, or who was dying, or living unhappily, regretting his life, or all of the above. wishing he had done things differently. an old school about schmidt, but with some hope. the beauty of this story, the theme of this story, for me, is that it’s never too late. and the lesson is not to defer living. not to defer whatever it is you really want, because life is brief.
Act V, scene 5 of Macbeth
“All our yesterday have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”