Sep 28 2010

Get Low is a Fable About Forgiveness and Atonement


Felix Bush is the subject of myth and legend in 1930’s rural Tennessee. Few know his real story. Felix has spent forty years of his life as an isolated hermit in a self-imposed penance for some mysterious long-ago sin. Felix becomes troubled by  dreams and visions from his past. The inevitability of death  is punctuated when he learns that one of his contemporaries has died.

Felix recognizes it may soon be his time to “Get Low” and decides to have a funeral party for himself while he is still alive. He goes to the local minister who turns him down because he refuses to repent to God. Felix initially rejects the idea put forth by Rev. Horton that “Forgiveness is free but you do have to ask for it.” Continue reading