We are all voyagers, set on a course towards destiny
To find the one person our miracle is meant for.
The film should have begun with this scene, even if the story began differently. For it’s the pivot around which everything turned: the halfway point that had to be crossed before his destination could be found.
The story’s hero and protagonist is Peter Lake. He’s stuck in the in-between: not quite living, yet unable to die. A hundred years ago, when his true love died, he was thrown into the Hudson. That’s when everything began, like this obsession.
His memory was failing. He’d even forgotten his name. All that was left was the image of a woman in red reaching for the moon. He drew it repeatedly.
Kneeling – with hands and knees on the ground – he’d pray, yearning to divine the meaning of what he saw, hoping his unknowingness would come to an end.
Although he didn’t know it, Peter was becoming an angel. His obsession and his unknowingness were merely signs of his transformation.
For those who knew him, this seemed unlikely. After all, he used to be a thief. But thievery led him to the girl destined to change his life. And he knew it immediately, "All I know is that I’m pulled to her, like air when I’m under water."
Even more important was the spirit guide – and vehicle – that Peter called "horse." He would lead Peter during each step of the journey. The only trick was learning how to listen and then accepting the guidance that was sent his way.
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