“The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So, if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right?”Eleanor Arroway as played by Jodie Foster in the movie “Contact”
In this Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system. Once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with restrictive National Security Advisor Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, but will Arroway be the one to answer its call?
I love all the spiritual and scientific questions this movie brings to the forefront. It’s always timely and Carl Sagan does a terrific job in letting the reader/viewer make their own conclusions. One thing I see in this is that people tend to screw things up when there is a turf war at stake.
I am a friendly person but I grow weary of being the one to say hello first. Greetings and that sort of thing are a two-way street. Saying hello to someone isn’t very hard, you have to be intentional about it. Being nice seems to be harder these days and I wonder if people are more afraid of friendships or perhaps we are just fearful of getting burned. I am a bit of an extrovert but I have my limits as to being the one to initiate contact with people. All I can say is to practice kindness, it is an awesome thing to do.