The film Shutter Island is awesome, including the story by Dennis
Lehane, old Martin’s classic dark and tension and the neurotic
appearance by DiCaprio.
I like Pulp Fiction. These are quite different films, yet I can’t help memorizing the Bible passage in Pulp Fiction.
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
At the end of Pulp Fiction, Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) wandered his mind between several explanations of the passage and the situation he fell in with Ringo (Tim Roth). Was he the righteous man protected by Mr. 9 millimeter against the evil man in the valley of darkness? No. Was he the shepherd that protected the righteous man against this evil and selfish world? No. Jules ended up with the thought that Ringo was the weak and he was the tyranny of evil men yet trying hard to be the shepherd.
I’m not totally sure which explanation could be the real one, or a closer one. What puzzles me is the way things are in Shutter Island. Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) was supposed to be the shepherd who fought to keep his brothers and find lost children against the tyranny of evil men. Yet in the end he turned out to be both the lost child and the evil man. I’ve rarely be caught with such big impact in recent movies. I was totally stunned.
But I doubt.
It is the trap set by the author. When we audience follow Teddy’s step here and there through this island, we can’t help involving in the whole thing and partly being himself. Finally we are told that what we’ve been sticking to is actually illusion and we ourselves are even more dangerous than the world we imagine to be. How could I ever tell the exact feeling at the moment? Was I shocked? Was I depressed? Was I betrayed? Teddy is as well as confused as I am. Teddy is being persuaded while I’m being persuaded. Teddy is no more devastated than I am.
A whole world of concepts, faith and rules breaks down in the winkle of eyes.
In the end Teddy raised a question: which is worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man? To me, the film ended with neither solution nor reality. Dennis Lehane kicks the ball to readers leaving to us the choice between Teddy alone and all other people. It’s all up to us whether to buy Teddy’s story or to acknowledge all the doctors’ words.
If we believe Teddy, we have to accept the island as a world full of conspiracy and satanic experiments. If we stand on the other side, we get a normal and fine hospital and Teddy is quite simply a dangerous guy with extreme hallucination. Indeed the existence of a hospital doing brain surgery on human may be the last thing we want to face. Yet, it seems to me that by choosing the second side we are sacrificing the life of Teddy in order only for peace of our own mind. Remember us for we too have lived, loved and laughed. I see the sentence on the outside wall of the hospital. Teddy too has lived, loved and laughed. And once we buy the doctor’s conclusion, we are turning our back on him as well as his struggle and he has no chance ever getting back from the other side.
So I might still choose to believe Teddy and his whole impression of the island and the hospital.
Again, this novel is awesome for it leaves so much space for readers with neither reality nor solution.
Another interesting thought is this film could mean a test whether we are too filled with conspiracism. It could mean we have too much fear and anger toward governmental oppression and deprivation that we support Teddy. It could be a fair point. I don’t want to digress too far. Hah.
It’s never too late to mend. 改过不嫌晚。
Vision: I saw a large toilet that look like a large ceramic flower, which was cut in half. The next image I saw, President Obama sitting on this flower toilet.
an inch in a miss is as good as an ell. 错无分大小，有错皆倒霉。an nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. 对牛弹琴。an oak is not felled at one stroke. 万事不可能轻松。
Prophecy – Anger, anger and more anger (I received this in Israel 2015)
Prophecy given to Raymond Aguilera on 1 August 2015 at 5:28 AM
an evil chance seldom es alone. 雪上加霜。an evil lesson is soon learned. 学坏轻松。a new broom sweeps clean. 新官上任三把火。anger is a short madness. 发火是不久的发狂。anger rests in the bosom of folly. 怒火常寓于蠢人的胸中。an honest man’s word is as good as his bond. 诚实人的话像她的契约一样靠得住。an hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. 11日之计在于晨。an idle brain is the devil’s workshop. 游手好闲是万恶之源。an idle youth, a needy age. 少壮不尽力，老大徒伤悲。an ill workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。
There needs a long apprenticeship to understand the mystery of the world’s trade.要知世事奥妙多，需要深入作学徒。
Talents e from diligence, and knowledge is gained by accumulation. 天才在于费劲，知识在于积攒。
Solve problems at the foot of the cross of Jesus with fear and trembling. Have you heard the statement, “The beginning of wisdom”? This statement has not changed. What is deep in one’s heart is what God will judge not the fluff one is projecting to others.。This world is so corrupt, Christians will eat Christians like they are eating a chicken sandwich for breakfast and use the Bible to prove their point.
The wise never marry, And when they marry they bee otherwise. 聪明人都以未婚的,成婚的人很难再聪明起来。
People really need to read their Bibles and practice what they read. The hammer and the anvil are ready to squash all the evil in this world. Stop looking for signs in the sky and look deep inside yourself to see if you are right with God first. So watch yourself that you are right with God and We will have a party in Heaven for all the time that there is time. Read this and teach yourself the ways of Jehovah, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. So be it! So be it! So be it!
Strong in action, gentle in method. 行动要坚强，格局要温和。
Ordinary people think merely of how they will spend time, a man of intellect tries to use it.常人只想什么消磨时光，智者则奋力运用时间。
Anger, anger and more anger is all around the world. Everyone tries to explain it, but simply it is demonic. Peacemakers are the victims of angry people. If one wants to make it to Heaven, they have to lose the anger. There is always a reason to get mad. Evil is evil, no matter how one labels it. Jehovah, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit sees all, and will correct all. As the sun goes up and comes down, and you know this will happen and depend on it, so you can believe your Father in Heaven will correct this anger problem. Try sticking your finger in a flame and see how this feels. This is how I will correct this anger problem. One can control anger if they really want to. But if one has their arms wrapped around Satan and does not want to let go of his warmth; they also will feel My Heat.
Everyone wants to be a leader and lead, and they forget to look at their righteousness in their walk. Everyone has their fingers pointing at this and that. Everyone has an answer to world problems. But the problem begins with small people, with large problems trying to guide others.
Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter. 美德和甜蜜犹如老妈和闺女。
People are looking for all kinds of events around the world to prove a point about this and that. And they forget to really look at themselves in their walk with Jesus.
A watched pot never boils. 心急喝不了热粥。
Copyright © 1989-2013, Raymond Aguilera, Prophecy.org
Speech is the image of actions. 语言是走路的反映。
Evil produces evil. Filth produces filth. By reading the Bible one can tell the difference. One can see what is clean and what is filthy evil.
A hero is nothing but a product of his time. 时局造大侠。
People are always looking for evil and sin in famous people and in world events, but they do not see the evil in themselves or the people around them. Small evils all add up to large evils.
He that does what he should not, shall feel what he would not. 若做了不应该做的事，则将生出本人所不期待有的感到。
A bad workman always blames his tools. 拙匠总怪工具差。
Admonish your friends in private, praise them in public.在私底下要忠告你的情人，在芸芸众生又赞美你的意中人。
Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today. 不要等今日交不上差再找借口, 前几日就要找好。
single spark can start a prairie fire. 星星之火，能够燎原。
One careless move may lose the whole game. 一步不慎，全盘皆输。
A lazy youth,a lousy age. 少时懒惰老来苦。
A bad promise is better than a good lawsuit.吃亏的构和也比胜诉强。
The greater the man, the more restrained his anger. 人越伟大，越能克服怒火。
One’s sin will find one out. 坏事毕竟要败露。
It is better to trust to valour than to luck. 靠运气不比靠胆量。
Knowledge is a fortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it when young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.学识可使花甲之年时舒畅地退隐和具备寄托；但假使年轻时不使它扎下根，古稀之年就得不到它的吝惜。
You cannot step twice into the same river. 你无法两遍走入一样条江河。
Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse. 知识能使好人更加好，人渣更坏。
Thirst after desert, not reward. 渴求美德而非表彰。
A still tongue makes a wise head. 沉默者有灵性。
Sloth turneth the edge of wit.懒散能磨去才智的锋芒。
Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. 明枪易躲，暗箭难防。
Strike the iron while it is hot. 连成一气。
If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not. 若做了不应做之事，则终将会听到不愿听之语。
伊夫ry man is the architect of his own fortune. 每一个人都以作者幸福的建筑师。
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. or resolution enough to mend them!承认并考订错误，供给有丰裕的勇气和决心。
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue. 勇气和坚定不移是美德的神气与灵魂。
Trick and treachery are the practice if fools；they have not wit enough to be honest. 傻瓜习贯于诡计和背判的手段，他们还没通晓到学会真诚待人。
It takes two to make a quarrel. 二个巴掌拍不响。
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 灾难见真情。
Each man is the architect of his own fate. 每一个人都是自身命局的建筑师。
The honest man takes pains, and then enjoys pleasure. 正直的人先经历痛苦，然后享受欢娱。
A good name is better than riches. 声誉胜于资源。
What is done by night appears by day. 若要人不知，除非已莫为。
Haste trips over its own heels. 忙易出错。
The more you learn, the more you know, The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn. 学的越来越多,知道的越来越多, 知道的更多,忘记的更加的多, 忘记的更加多,知道的越少, 为啥学来着?
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two. 各个成功男子的暗中,都有一个女孩子. 各类不成事男生的私行, 都有五个。
Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance. 愤怒以愚拙早先，以往悔告终。
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. 真正的胆量是：临危不惧地经受上天给你的成套。
When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game. 鹬蚌相争，渔翁之利。
Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.生命是一束纯净的火花,我们依赖本人心里看不见的阳光而存在。
Patience and application will carry us through. 忍耐和尽心竭力会使我们度过难关。
Ignorance is the mother of impudence. 无知是鲁莽之源。
All lay load on the willing horse. 人善被人欺，马善被人骑。
伊夫ry man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life. 再高兴的独自汉迟早也会结合,幸福不是永久的呗。
Idleness is the root of all evils. 懒惰是万恶之源。
An honest man will receive neither money nor praise； that is not his due. 正直的人既不收受别人的资财，也不接受外人的讨好，那个都不是他应得的。
Virtue never grows old. 美德恒久不会过时。
It’s only the idle will be tired. 独有闲人才会以为疲倦。
Running water does not get stale; a door-hinge is never worm-eaten. 流水不腐，户枢不蠹。
Sweep before your own door. 正人先正已。
If thou injure conscience, it will have its revenge on thee. 加害良心，将面临良心的严惩。
Success is a relative term. It brings so many relatives. 成功是一个有关名词,他会给您带来很多不相干的亲人。
It’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. 幸免感染恶习远比消除恶习轻便。
A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold.健康的身体贵于白金铸成的王冠。
Don’t trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. 麻烦未有来找你，不要去找劳动。
Birds of a feather flock together. 近墨者黑，近朱者赤。
None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error. 唯有有教养者方知怎么样承认错误，或开采到和煦表现。
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire, the other is to gain it. 失去心中所欲的和获得心灵所欲的，是人生的两大喜剧。
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.不善始者不善终。
Barking dogs don’t bite. 吠狗不咬人。
Man proposes, God disposes. 谋事在人，成事在天。
He who mences many things finishes but a few. 样样都搞，完毕者少。
It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. 自欺是天下最易之事。
An open enemy is better than a hollow friend. 宁有当面包车型客车敌人，不要虚伪的相爱的人。
Diligence redeems stupidity. 勤能补拙。
All mankind are beholden to him that is kind to the good. 行善者，人人铭记之。
It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. 从尊贵到错误独有一步之遥。
He who mistrusts most should be trusted least. 最不信任外人的人最不该赢得信任。
It is always morning somewhere in the world. 世界上连年有有个别地点能够看到太阳。
Words are like bees, they have honey and a sting. 言语象蜜蜂，有蜜也许有刺。