Anytime I see something truly great, I’m stirred on several levels.
Whether it be a Van Gogh painting, Walt Whitman poem, Bach or Beethoven symphony, a flower, a person being genuinely kind—true greatness touches something deep down in each of us and reminds us there are higher planes we can ascend to.
One such experience for me recently was watching Blade Runner 2049. It’s cinematography, sound track, images, story, mythical explorations, and questions it raises related to individuality, our species, and what it means to be human—are of the highest art and will surely prove a long-term classic.
As is always the case, such beginnings always inspire more greatness. If you want to go deeper on some of the delightful undercurrents flowing through this work of high art, check out this phenomenal philosophical critique of the movie and its essential questions of what it means to be human.