You need to watch Mysterious Skin with your eyes duct-taped open.
ead the book, saw the movie, have the T-shirt. Well, OK. I don't have the T-shirt. But I did have the book lying on a table at home, and my friend's sister saw it and asked if it was about psoriasis.
I like a person to at least read ONE book of the Bible's New Testament before debating me on the existence of God and the realities of salvation.
read the gospels. And I'm Jewish. Jesus is not my savior. But I loved everything he was about, and he is my guiding conscience. Sometimes I think he is a greater presence to me than to those who thump that book on their lecterns, warning me about the hell that awaits my missteps. Wasn't it Jesus who said "Love will cover a multitude of sins"? That alone says that you don't have to be a technical Christian or a technical Jew. You just need to have genuine love in your heart.T
he Beatles said it decades ago - "All you need is love". Far too simple for many to think it profound.I
learned it from my Boy Scout Handbook which I read cover-to-cover as a Tenderfoot. Even at the age of 14, I could sum up the entire book in two words: forget yourself
ne of my favorite movie scenes - and the tears well up when I think of it - in American Beauty, where Ricky watches the video of a plastic bag dancing in the wind
and says, "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I just can't take it - and my heart is just going to cave in."H
e spoke right to my
heart. I suppose if someone wanted to talk to me about MY issues, I'd make them watch that