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Say What Now?

I once came across the following quote from artist John Duncan (he of Blind Date infamy):

God is playing with you, showing you a film. Your job is to realize that you're watching the film, that the film is not you and that you're not in it. Your job is to bring the film to the end, walk out of the theater and find out what's outside.

Someone thought "bring the film to the end and walk out of the theater" meant that we should kill ourselves. I was baffled by this misinterpretation; I couldn't see how someone might draw such a conclusion. But someone had. The rock had been kicked, and I had thus been refused.

Don't take it personally when you're misinterpreted. It's something of an inevitability. Even people who want very earnestly to get it may not get it.

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