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La La Land and the vicars

3 Jun

All Gas Gaiters

Off last night to see La La Land for a second time at our local cinema club. I enjoyed it the first time, and was looking forward to seeing it again.

Why see it again? Was it that good? I had thought so, but I had noticed from Facebook that this wasn’t a universal view (search for elwin cockett la la land – Elwin’s an archdeacon, hence the title and picture 😎).

So why did it affect me so much? It’s the storyline – in our jobs and careers, do we chase our dreams, or do we make compromises?

So if that’s the theme, perhaps not surprising that the vicars don’t get it. But many of us have been there, and juggled with how relationships will work if our jobs pull us physically apart. Or whether to compromise on the job we want to take the job  that pays the bills. Or, as in the ending, we’ve thought about the great ‘might have beens’ of life and relationships.

I know they can’t sing – but that’s not the point. It’s more about Mia’s audition lyrics – ‘Here’s to the ones who dream, / Foolish as they may seem. / Here’s to the hearts that ache. / Here’s to the mess we make.’