What is the Room of Shattered Glass? It’s a metaphor. The Room is the home of the human soul; the Shattered Glass the ruins of what that soul once was. In paradise it was perfect, and perfectly in God. It was a tall, shining, beautiful mirror. And then original sin smashed it. Now we must try to put the pieces back together, though we will never fully do so unless we win heaven. In this blog I will examine these pieces, wherever I can find them. Enjoy.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
My First Kiss
Have you ever heard of 3OH!3? Yes, it’s spelled that way. I know at least one of my readers is out of my generation, so I’ll explain before I get to the main point. 3OH!3 is the stage name for a rapping duo that’s extremely popular. The beats are insanely catchy. That’s one part of their popularity; the second part is some sincerely clever rhyming; the third part is the recurring appearance of sex and swearing.
So why talk about them? They have this song called “My First Kiss” that I want to make a contrast with. Below I've embedded the song's music video. (WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT)
Now here's a different clip...
The second video is from The Princess Bride. If you haven't seen the whole film, you are in a critical state of cultural deprivation and you need to watch it immediately after you finish this post.
Think about these two videos for a minute. You see kisses in both them. They way they’re portrayed says something about kissing, and by extension love, and by extension ourselves.
Which kiss looks happy? Which kiss looks beautiful?