“When I was a kid, I had a recurring dream that I had found a doorway right into the throne room of God. I was about to turn the world on its head and prove he existed. Then, I’d go through that door and find him on his thrown… dead and bloated. I imagined a world that stopped believing in God finding all of that out at once. That dream stopped when I was a teenager. But it left me with the unshakable impression that God had, either by choice or his own fate, abandoned us. Now it seems like I’m going to find out for sure. Damn.” – Elise, Swerve S1E2
These are not my words, but they come from a web series called Swerve. I heard the dialogue and found it strangely beautiful even though its meaning has a distopian tone to it. In a way, this imagery is unsettling, especially if you believe in God. On the other hand, it also seems a little realistic to come across a “dead god” if you’re not a believer. But aside from the imagery, I can relate to this dialogue; specifically the last part. So many terrible occurrences happen in life that might make you assume God has abandoned us. Maybe he walked away from certain people for certain reasons. Or he just couldn’t satisfy everyone with what he’s created. No matter what the situation or what you believe, life will force you to question countless things. And even worse, it will force you to wait until tomorrow to figure out if your beliefs and assumptions are “correct.” Life is a peculiar game that we all got thrown into. Too bad we couldn’t choose to be born or not. But here we are. And I encourage you to stay curious and continue questioning everything in your path. This is only the beginning and the unanswered questions before you will allow you to discover exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Swerve synopsis: Elise (Sharon Belle) is a young woman who decides to leave her dead-end job and dead-end life behind and try to hitchhike her way to something better.
This was a very random blog post, but I began watching this series and fell in love with a lot of the screenwriting. Glad I could introduce you to something new! Thanks for reading, Lovely Humans!