river-runs-through-it-dvd-coverRobert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It” (1992) is a beautiful film. It is set in pre-WWI Missoula, Montana, and tells the story of two sons of a Presbyterian minister. It stars Tom Skerritt and a young Brad Pitt. (It’s also on Netflix!)

Read this poignant closing narration told by the older brother:

“Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand in my youth are dead. But I still reach out to them. Of course, now I’m too old to be much of a fisherman. And now I usually fish the big waters alone, even though some friends think I shouldn’t. But when I am alone in the half-light of the canyon, all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul and memories, and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm, and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood, and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.”

“I am haunted by waters.”