Category: Despair

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Ashes and Repentance

The association of ashes (or dust) with repentance has a long history. After Job, for example, encounters God, his response is to “repent in…

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I Wish I’d Known

One. He insisted if I was a girl I be named after her. Interesting, isn’t it? Boys are frequently named after the father and…

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Film Comment: Melancholia (2011)

When despair is realism Lars von Trier, the Danish filmmaker, has recently been in the news for controversial comments surrounding his film Melancholia that…