"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?--every, every minute?"
Library Junkie update:I checked out the Masterpiece Theatre Our Town and watched it today. WOW. This was my first experience with the play; it had been on my "To See" list for several years. I am not able to eloquently express how moved I was, so instead I will write in my raw and clumsy voice.
Captured. Wilder captured me (the audience). He captures so many ideas and feelings I have been having, feelings I myself have been unable to tie down to words or concrete ideas. Wilder captures reality, ironically through the artificiality of theatre. He captures elusive, fleeting Moments of Meaning. Finally, Wilder captures truth which transcends mortality; he captures a glimpse of eternal perspective.
Thank you, Mr. Wilder. Mr. and Mrs. Webb and Gibbs, you have helped me to more fully appreciate my parents, especially our tender moments together. Emily and George, your story is now woven into my understanding of life.