It is our Paradise Road. How silent is this place. How empty is this place.

How silent is this place
The brilliant sunshine filters through the trees
The leaves are rustled by a gentle breeze
A wild and open space
By shrubs pink-tipped, mauve blossomed o’ergrown
A hush enfolds me, deep as I have known
Unbroken save by distant insects’ drone
A jungle clearing, a track, through which we bear our load to Him
It is our Paradise Road

(How silent is this place
How empty is this place)

The above is the funeral prayer from Paradise Road, one of those massively underrated movies that never caught much attraction in the public eye, even though they are full of superb acting by lots of well-known stars and a catching story, based around real events. In fact so underrated, that the only Region 2 compliant DVD version of it is from Australia. I hadn’t watched it in a while, but it was as touching as the first time. It brought tears to my eyes (yes, you can call me an emo-monster)…

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