I finally got around to watching Life of Pi. It's a phenomenal film that kept me glued to the screen from the moment I started. Watching it made me wish I could go back and interview my 8th grade self after reading the novel, to see my reactions to the questions about religion, humanity, and narrative raised by the story. In the absence of those reactions I'll have to make do with some current thoughts.
Something that will stick with me this time around is the need for life to have meaning. Going through the motions isn't enough.