Friday, June 3, 2011
"Revenge is a poison meant for others that we end up swallowing ourselves."
--From a Zen tape Charlie Crews listens to on Life, Season 1, Episode 2
"It is not what we carry with us, but what we let go that defines us."
--Charlie Crews from Life, Season 2, Episode 9
Recently I have been re-watching Life, a television series that had a two-season run a few years ago. Available to stream on Hulu for free, Life is a show about a cop who is framed and sent to prison for a murder he didn't commit.
In prison he discovers Zen, which helps him survive. After twelve years he is exonerated thanks to DNA technology and, armed with a promotion and a large financial settlement, he returns to policing, but with a decidedly Zen twist. Not your typical police procedural, the show is quirky, witty, funny and wise.
It's a show about how to live your spirituality in a world that doesn't quite get it. In other words, it's about LIFE.
[I am about two-thirds of the way through the series so will post more gems as they come up, but these are my favorites so far. Enjoy!]