In the radiant light of the late afternoon, priorities are reassessed.
YEAR: 2021 RUNTIME: 4:00
Animation: Anqi Gong
Cast: Blaine Allan, Clarke Mackey
Voices: Matt Rogalsky, Arden Rogalsky
The Parable of the Two Crows
Person #1: Quite a sight.
Person #2: Yeah. …. Intense.
Person #1: It almost has a kind … of spiritual quality.
As if it’s … bursting with meaning.
Person #2: … could be, could be; could be true.
Person #1: I think … that there can be meaning – but without truth. You know,
something can be meaningful, but still be false.
Person #2: You mean like, flat earths? And virgin births?
Person #1: (nods.) yeah. That’s it.
Person #2: (nods.) It’s true that something can be meaningful without being true.
But can something be true without being meaningful?
Person #1: Yes … like, it’s undeniably true that there are 2 crows are sitting on
But if you want to add meaning to meaningless truths…
Person #2: … then you need to add something of value.
Person #1: Over there are two crows sitting on a fence…
Person #2: That’s true. Undeniably true. … But it has no meaning.
It’s just the way it is….
Person #1: But …one of them will fly off before the other.
Person #2: (shakes head.) That still has no meaning.
We can’t even know which one will be the first to fly away.
Person #1: … and even if we did, that would still have no meaning.
Person #2: But what if we place a bet on which crow flies away first?
Person #1: Exactly! That’s it. … I’ll take the one on the left.