Tonight, I watched Beyonce's Lemonade.
Honestly, I loved it.
Some friends and I watched it. I sort-of live tweeted it. For whatever reason, live-tweeting things has become a favorite hobby of mine (although I admit it's better when other people are actually watching and live-tweeting the same thing).
Here are a few quotes that stood out to me from the film:
GOD IS GOD AND I AM NOT.
Flashed on the screen at some point. Interesting.
THAT, TOO, IS A FORM OF WORSHIP.
On sex. She describes someone exclaiming "O my god" in the midst of intimacy and says, "That, too, is a form of worship." The question? Who or what is the object of worship?
NOW THAT RECONCILIATION IS POSSIBLE - IF WE'RE GONNA HEAL, LET IT BE GLORIOUS.
A cry that resonates with that of my heart.
NOTHING REAL CAN BE THREATENED. TRUE LOVE BROUGHT SALVATION BACK INTO ME. EVERY TEAR BROUGHT REDEMPTION... SO WE'RE GONNA HEAL.
MY LOVE WAS STRONGER THAN YOUR PRIDE.
Thank God. I hope he sings this to me.
You can read more of the transcript for the album here.
I've deliberately read very little about Lemonade - before watching it, or in the interim between writing this admittedly random post - because I often get discouraged by Google searches that make me feel as though it is completely pointless to ever write anything again, as everyone else already has.
The point of my interest is not to misappropriate a concept piece that is quite obviously beyond what I know or understand about it. Its importance exists far beyond what I am able to describe, and the brief amount I have read is far more insightful than anything I have energy to write at almost two a.m. If anything, I suppose the language simply struck me - how interesting it is that so much of it felt so deeply reflective of a truth that I have always held to be preeminent. A truth from which all else flows.
I hear good news in these phrases.
I'm interested in what they are, and why they are.