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Eulogy from Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro:

Spanish, typed from screenplay:

Porque son inescrutables los caminos del Senor.  Porque en su palabra y en su misterio se encierra la escencia de su misericordia.

Porque si bien Dios nos envia el mensaje.  Esta en nosotros el descifrarlo

Porque al abrirnos los brazos la tierra se lleva solo un cascaron vacio y sin sentido.  Lejana esta ya el alma en la Gloria Eterna

Porque es el dolor donde encontramos el sentido de la vida y el estado de gracia que perdemos al nacer

... (back-translated from other web source: )

Porque Dios en su sabiduría infinita pone la solución en nuestras manos.

Y porque está solamente en su ausencia física que el lugar él ocupe en nuestras almas se reafirma

 

English translation:

" Because inscrutable are the ways of the Lord. The essence of [God's] forgiveness lies in His word and in His mystery.

Because although God sends us the message, it is our task to decipher it.

Because when we open our arms, the earth takes in only a hollow and senseless shell. Far away now is the soul in its eternal glory.

Because it is in pain that we find the meaning of life and the state of grace that we lose when we are born.

... Because God in His infinite wisdom puts the solution in our hands.

And because it is only in His physical Absence that the place He occupies in our souls is reaffirmed."

 

A word about the film:

Devastating.

yet full of hope!

I felt like the "price of admission" to this story was a lot more than just the $7.50 paid at the door!

and everything that happens in that story continues today...

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