Today I found out that the director of Paprika, Paranoia Agent and other great works, Satoshi Kon, died of Cancer two days ago at the age of 47.
It's sad when people you admire pass away, but he's also someone that I've met face to face and now he's gone. It was a few years ago, when Paprika was being screened at the Smithsonian. I was outside waiting for the film to begin and remember seeing a guy sitting on a bench. I didn't sit next to him 'cause he was smoking. When I go to the theater though I see him on stage, it was Satoshi Kon, hahah.
After the film, during the Q&A I got to ask my question. It was basically "what do you think of Zhuangzi's butterfly dream poem?" Since Paprika had many butterflies show up, and dreams were the idea of the poem.
On the idea of "am I a man dreaming I am a butterfly, or a butterfy dreaming I am a man?", he said of it "hmmm, it's not so much about a conclusion, but the moment that one has when pondering the question, that moment"
Yeah, that moment, the space between thoughts where there is no form, only the formless that all form comes from.
Watching his films, that was the feeling.