Paintings have much to tell us about the world, as evidenced by Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night,’ Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica,’ and Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ and ‘New York Movie.’
‘Spotlight,’ ‘In the Mood for Love,’ and ‘Arrival’ feature characters wearing wedding rings, and this detail helps make the films more moving.
Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” suggests that happiness does have a price, and what matters is what we do upon knowing the price.
The art of ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ brings out the spirit of its protagonist and the setting for a more meaningful and pleasurable viewing experience.
There are traces of human life in Chardin’s work which we can derive beauty from, and he asserts the beauty in simplicity and in fulfilling one’s purpose.
‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal’ by Jeanette Winterson offers that trusting others to love you begins with appreciating and forgiving oneself.
‘The Catcher in the Rye’ suggests that maturity involves understanding one has to do things, especially his duty, even if he doesn’t want to do them.
For Kalanithi, relationships are the foundation of meaning.