Life, the fruit. Beauty, the wine. Art, the vessel.

Life is the fruit of the vine: picked, broken, pressed, and subdued. Beauty is the wine - whose recipe requires violence and stillness. Art - art can be the vessel to bring that beauty to the mouth. It may be bejeweled like a royal chalice or plain like a Baptist communion cup. The point is what's inside.

This is why a short, low-budget video can be powerful. Even a short, low-budget video is a work of art. Even it can capture the beauty bound up in life.

Years of loving a boy with a profound disorder seem interminable and disappointing. Just days of it make one feel picked, broken, pressed, and subdued. But here is a little chalice - here is a little cup of the full-bodied love for and inside this little boy and his dad.

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