This will be my last post about Lester Burnham. At least for a while. Stick with me through this one and our topics about American culture will expand. But this picture is very important. Let's recap: Lester was completely apathetic to all aspects of his life. His job, his health, his daughter, his wife, his neighbors, the music Carolyn played during dinner. No reactions. There was only one thing that got him excited. A fantasy about a girl. The fantasy was completel
When Lester Burnham looks back on the year before he died, do you know what he sees? He observes that he was already dead.
This is from my favorite movie, America. It's called "American Beauty". And being so named, I think this is poignant for our relationship--as a person and a country. You've heard, I'm sure, that Art imitates Life. Well, here's a picture that explores several more aspects of our culture. Today let's keep focus on Lester. Lester wasn't actually de
"You're the Red, White and Blue. The Funny things you do. America, America, this is you." - theme from America's Funniest Home Videos (AFV) Hello, America. I've gotten to know quite a few things about you over the last 30+ years. There truly are some wonderful things that I can't wait to talk about! In fact, I have started this blog to talk about the great hope I have for you.
But first we've got to discuss some problems. Actually, there are a lot of problems. These a