Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Nostalgia For The Light

Yesterday, some friends and I went to watch a documentary at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds. The title was 'Nostalgia For The Light' and it depicts the relationship between astrology, time and intimate human relationships so beautifully that I found myself profoundly moved by the whole thing. Set in Chile, the lives of those affected by the dictatorship of the 1970s are interviewed about their experiences. The film beautifully, through the simple concept of carbon, connects every matter in the universe and brings about a sense of peaceful relativity to the wounded souls of Chile. The film is breathtaking and beautiful, both aesthetically and in content. I heartily recommend it, especially if you seek the meaning of life and so forth...

Some of the imagery in the film was breathtaking and it got me to looking out for photographs of stars. I find space so immensely inspiring and also reassuring; we are all so tiny and vastly insignificant really and I find that surprisingly grounding in moments when emotion can take over.

This is my favourite of the images I came across (added from Pinterest, with a broken link sadly, so I don't know where this beauty has come from!). The human shadow puts it all into startling perspective:

The light is just breathtaking. 

Jennie x


  1. I'm curious about this documentary now! Astrology and space has always intrigued me.

    1. It's a great documentary, but be warned it really is very moving. I was WEEPING!

      Thanks for your comments, it's very lovely to have new faces stopping by.

      Have a great day!

      Jennie x

  2. Amazing picture

    xo Jennifer


  3. I really want to watch this documentary, sounds very interesting! Lovely photo <3