Jacob's Ladder
written by Bruce Joel Rubin

Louis: Eckhart saw Hell too. You know what he said? He said: The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. Relax. (Louie adjusts Jacob's back, causing Jacob to wince. He continues to speak, kindly.) Good. So, the way he sees it: if you're frightened of dying and - and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing ya from the earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all. So don't worry, okay? 'K? (laughs) Relax...relax. Relax.

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