I hadn't come across that Auden verse before. I wish I had known of it when I was teaching school students. I was continually telling them to find and then pursue what they loved (but get qualified first!). It would have been good to have been supported by a quotation from a poet

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Yes! The words from poets are sometimes sheer perfection. Interestingly, a movie that shares the same sentiment as Auden's verse is "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990):

“Nobody knows anything. We’ll take this leap and we’ll see. We’ll jump and we’ll see. That’s life.”


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Sep 4, 2022Liked by moviewise 🎟

Thanks, Mary, for sharing your intimate personal connection to this film. I'm going to give it a look right now!

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