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Quantum of Solace

Hmmm…at first I didn't like the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.  After all, where were all the gadgets.  But then I thought about the title.

Quantum:  the smallest amount.

Solace:  Peace

Isn't that what the world is searching for?  Why can't 007 try and find it as well? 
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posted November 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm

When it ended, I was left thinking, “That’s all?”

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posted November 24, 2008 at 8:06 am

Wait . . . you just got back from retreat and THIS is the first post we get? Dude . . .

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posted November 24, 2008 at 10:43 am

I actually wrote this post last monday and just set it to publish while I was on retreat…

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Mike M.

posted December 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

sol·ace (säl?is)
1. an easing of grief, loneliness, discomfort, etc.
2. something that eases or relieves; comfort; consolation; relief
quan·tum (kwän?t?m)
noun pl. quanta -·ta (-t?)
1. quantity, or amount
2. a specified quantity; portion
3. in the quantum theory, a (or the) fixed, elemental unit, as of energy, angular momentum, etc.
Actually interpreted it means a “measure of comfort.” Which is different than a “Small amount of peace”
I have not seen the movie but if it follows the 007 theme probably won’t until it comes out on DVD or somthing like that.
Sept. 11, 2001 showed that we all could offer a “measure of comfort.” to one another especially caught up in the same maelstrom.
But peace:
an undisturbed state of mind; absence of mental conflict; serenity in full peace of mind
calm; quiet; tranquillity
Comes from God and is not given or controlled by situations, people or circumstances.
2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

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robert gelinas

posted December 4, 2008 at 10:15 am

Your definition of solace sure sounds peaceful to me…

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posted December 23, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Ahh…you have to first consider the prior film, “Casino Royale,” to understand why he can’t find “it.” Actually, it some small measure he does. Have you ever watched “The Bourne Supremacy”? Watch the ending. It’s exactly about Jason Bourne seeking a “small measure of relief or peace.” Quite beautiful for an action flick.

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posted December 24, 2008 at 8:15 am

It’s been a long time! Good to hear from you and thanks for the insight on Solace…

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