Some relationships last forever. Others diverge and wither.
The long and active relationship between Man and Nature has a bit of both. Millenary and day-to-day. Loving but dysfunctional at times. Nature nurtures humanity but delivers destructive hazards. We care about Nature but abuse its resources. It is beyond puzzling.
Man loves Nature and Nature loves Man. Possibly, but in any case it is not a smooth ride. The short film Sudden Nature is about this uneasy relationship and how often it mutates from fascination to destruction to disappointment. A psychotherapist would probably recommend increased communication after listening to Nature’s and Man’s complaints about one another.
This allegorical movie offers parallel endings. A loving Man rescues Nature from annihilation and together they continue their adventure. A Nature who has lost interest leaves behind a Man who doesn’t seem to care. Either way the story remains one about an inescapable relationship that is in constant and visible change.
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