Paterson ★★★★★

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
- Ode on a Grecian Urn

With simplicity we can say the most complex things. I am convinced that this is a singular and universal truth. I've always considered it an artist's burden to chip away at the ugly reality and find the beautiful truth hidden behind it.

The world is, essentially, an awful place, but life isn't. Or shouldn't be.

But life more often than not gets bullied to the background and we need brilliant people like Jim Jarmusch to remind us of who we are. Or should be. Or can be.

Through Driver's absurdly overlooked, stellar performance, Jarmusch writes a poem that, like poems should, lifts the veil for just a bit, showing us the beautiful truth that made me look around and see my life surrounding me.

And it was beautiful.

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