Two of my recent posts, Notice Neglect and The Reason to Remember, contain the phrase or idea of "something is off." "Off" in the context of, "uncomfortable." In both posts, I conclude with statements: "Listen to yourself," and compassion is a reason to remember.
I watched a film named The Look of Silence about the 1965 mass genocide in Indonesia. A younger brother of a murder victim interviews his brother's killers. There are so many levels to the movie -- the emotional, political, spiritual, familial. Joshua Oppenheimer and the crew did an excellent job conveying the tragedy of both killer and victim.
The interviewer is a great guide. He confronts men who often gloat about and avoid responsibility for their roles in his brother's death. I found myself learning how to have confidence in my assessment through his display of confidence in his assessment. He maintains his composure with such formidable patience and breath. His facial expressions; the changes in his glance; the way moments passed without word or bodily shift -- these actions showed me how a person can insist on truth with grace, purpose, and respect even in tense moments.
Well hello there.