“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”
A reflection on a video complimenting the viewing of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Virgin Spring’. The wise old professor, a world weary soul, elicits a confession from the young shepherd boy, one of three brothers who have murdered and raped the young virgin princess. The boy is innocent of the crime of his brothers, yet a participant by proxy, unable to stop his siblings from their sin and brutality. He has become a haunted tormented boy, possessing no parents, family only to brothers who have proved atrocious in deed, a soul alone. The professor perceives the truth and ministers. This video is an edited alteration, slowed in motion, a soundtrack filling, a Youtube creation–it settled nicely with ruminations and lasting effects of the film.