Cold Mountain  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
7/10/2005 6:56 pm
Cold Mountain

I am sitting here watching Cold Mountain (one of my all-time favourite movies) on tv and looking at the connection between the two main characters in the movie.

It made me wonder why I cannot find a love like that and suddenly the reason became clear. It's all about quality and quantity.

With the world literally at my fingertips, there is always that thought that there is something better around the corner. No-one feels the need to make do with what's at hand. It's a buffet of carnal delights.

As a result of this, the emphasis is on the purely physical. And much like one trades in a used car, everyone now trades in their lover on a fresh model. Everyone is a commodity.

If my life was suddenly to be based within a 20 mile radius would it be easier to find love? I think it would. Lovers would no longer be commodities but become precious and necessary.

Every day we sing hosannas to modern technology, but in many ways, perhaps we have traded our souls for the "great things" we think we have now.

missy973 47F

7/12/2005 10:04 pm

I couldn't agree more. It's nice to see someone else thinks like me.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
7/16/2005 9:07 pm

The problem is that technology is Pandora's box. Once it comes out of the box, there is just no putting it back.

Don't I just sound like a complete Luddite.

Peche85 31F

10/30/2005 10:49 pm

Cold Mountain is a great movie! One of my faves too.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
3/1/2006 3:31 pm

peche, glad you like it.

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