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December 30, 2008


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I found your interpretation of this movie fascinating, very Tao indeed. I haven't seen it yet, but I feel like I have on an entirely different realm. I'm just popping in here after catching a glimpse of your blog entry on Alpha Inventions. I'm at another's computer right at the moment but I've written down the URL of your site so I can bookmark it on my own computer, once the dead one is rebuilt tomorrow. Thanks for the enjoyable read..:) I've been interested and intrigued with Tao over the years and it looks like I will enjoy my visits here.

If a person views life through the lens of Tao, then all things are Taoist. I often find Taoist themes in films and books that I'm fairly certain were not the intent of the author, producer or actor.

I'm not much of a movie-goer, but your description makes me want to see this particular one.

I was pondering the very same things when I saw that movie last night. My mind has been consumed with the inevitable financial worry of the Christmas season, and my Tao te ching has been a welcome ally. The movie was superb, and Mr. Button was most certainly a Taoist (even if he did not intend to be one). I love this blog.

Benjamin Button was very Fincher-esque... almost as good as his other stuff if not for some nagging plot holes

To me the taoist influence is obvious
or is not taoist then it has to be a zen influence.
it is said that Lao Tzu
born beign an old man.
The simply idea of let things happen,
flowing slowly like water,
that there are some people are born to sit by a river,
some people talk of the Tao,
Anyway is not the Tao everywhere?

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