I feel very spiritual after watching Barbie.
I really love how tears are used.
Before: Happy but no tears. Fake happy. Happy in a concept.
After: Tears. Alive. Choosing aliveness over concept.
I sense a little bit of impatience from Barbie when she speaks to Ken about it’s just Ken, not “It’s Barbie and Ken”. It feels like Barbie is still playing the mothering role, but also distancing herself from the mothering role at the same time. I love the subtlety here.
I got really hit at the ending scene.
She can just be.
Be is being alive.
This is different from "you can be anything", which emphasizes becoming something of your choice. Well, it’s better than becoming something because society tells you so, but, it’s still at the conceptual level.There is an ending and the ending is the goal.
Instead, just be…nowhere to reach, no concept to become, just be.
And as Ruth says, there is no ending. Except of course, you die.