May 26, 2017
We all dream when the unconscious brain takes over while we sleep. This dream state carries us through a nonlinear world that changes at the will of our own mind. Our hopes, fears, disappointments and desires are explored without inhibition. If it is this way while we live, what happens as we take our last few breaths? How does the mind react to dying? Do we dream, and if so, is it only about regrets or memories? Is it possible to live another lifetime of altered reality within those last few moments we still breath? In 1990, Adrian Lyne directed a film, “Jacob’s Ladder” that would explore these questions in a very surreal fashion. I watched it in the theater and left asking these questions for the first time in my life.
TJ George is a local artist who has written music for television and film. As a singer/songwriter he performs locally in Columbus and has been on “Songs at the Center” with host Eric Gnezda. When writing and performing he collaborates often. I asked him to take part in Moving Music and his film of choice got my attention immediately. TJ had seen “Jacob’s Ladder” and asked himself those same questions I had. Buckle up as we take you on a journey of the mind’s eye, and explore what happens when we die.